California Occupational License

License Title:
    Dental License
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Dental Board of California
     Administration Unit

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento,  CA  95815

     Phone Number: (916) 263-2300
     Fax Number: (916) 263-2140

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
California dentists.

Fees: Application: $100
Fingerprint processing: $49
License: $525 effective 1/1/15

Experience Requirement: Education: must be graduated from a Board-approved or CODA accredited Dental School.

Average Time to Process Application: 2-3 weeks.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Comments: WREB clinical examination and completion of a General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry program accredited by CODA recognized for licensure.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 1628-1628.5, 1632, 1634.1.
California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 1, Article 6, Section 1021, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 1028.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Dentists, General 291021