Information for the License:

General Anesthesia Permit (dentist or physician)

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Dental Board of California
Division Name: Administration Unit
Telephone:  (916) 263-2300
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

California Licensed dentists or physicians.

Fees: Application: $200
On-site Inspection and Evaluation: $250
Renewal: $200

Examination Frequency:  N/A

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: Must have a minimum of one year residency program in anesthesia or an approved graduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery or a fellowship in anesthesia approved by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Average Time to Process Application: 5 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Special License Requirements: On-site inspection & evaluation required once every five years. Biennial renewal requires successful completion of 15 units of continuing education related to general anesthesia, including an advanced cardiac life support course.

Comments: N/A

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1646 - 1646.9.
California Code of Regulations, Article 5, Sections 1043 - 1043.8.