Information for the License:

Oral Conscious Sedation Certificate

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.

Fees: Application: $200
Renewal: $75

Examination Frequency:  N/A

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: Must satisfy one of the following requirements:
  (a) Satisfactory completion of a postgraduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery or pediatric dentistry approved by either the Commission on Dental Accreditation or a comparable organization approved by the board.
   (b) Satisfactory completion of a periodontics or general practice residency or other advanced education in a general dentistry program approved by the board.
   (c) Satisfactory completion of a board-approved educational program on oral medications and sedation.

Average Time to Process Application: 7-10 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Special License Requirements: A certificate holder must complete a minimum of 7 hours of approved courses of study related of oral conscious sedation of adult or minor patients as a condition of renewal.

Comments: N/A

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1647.10-1647.17.
California Code of Regulations, Sections 1044-1044.5.