Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Committee of CA
Dental Hygiene Committee of California

Welcome to the new Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) web site. We are proud and excited that DHCC is the first of its kind in the United States.

The DHCC will consist of nine members appointed by the Governor; four public members, one practicing dentist and four dental hygienists. The responsibilities of DHCC include issuing, reviewing, and revoking licenses as well as developing and administering examinations. Additional functions include adopting regulations, determining fees and continuing education requirements for all hygiene licensure categories.

DCA BreEZe Verify License

BreEZe: Are you experiencing technical difficulties with the new BreEZe Licensing and Enforcement System? Contact the BreEZe Help Desk at (916) 557-1208 or BreEZe@dca.ca.gov with questions related to:

  • Registration
  • Password Resets
  • Account Unlocks
  • Linking licenses to your accounts
  • BreEZe Error Messages

Contact the Board/Bureau directly at (916) 263-1978 for all other questions.


Important Fictitious Name Permit (FNP) Information


In an effort to improve application efficiencies and to be “green,” the DHCC is now encouraging all applicants to use the new BreEZe computer system to apply for licensure (Initial Licensure). We will still accept paper applications; however, the quickest and most efficient method to apply for licensure (and even renew your license) is through the BreEZe system. If you need further assistance with information about applying for a dental hygiene license, please review the information under QUICK HITS (left side of homepage) then go to How to Become Licensed? Also, please utilize the Checklists that are provided for each licensure pathway for a quick reference.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 916-263-1978 or by email at: dhccinfo@dca.ca.gov

Thank you.
Dental Hygiene Committee of California

New BreEZe System Information

Important Application and License Renewal Information

The DHCC now has a General Email Inbox to contact staff about any DHCC issues. Please submit your inquiries or issues to: dhccinfo@dca.ca.gov

Address of Record – the address of record (AOR) of all licensees is public information. Currently, it is viewable on the DHCC website; however, if you would like the AOR to be removed and not viewable, please send an email to our inbox at: dhccinfo@dca.ca.gov and include your full legal name, phone number, all dental hygiene license numbers, and a statement that you want your AOR removed from the website.

ATTENTION ALL LICENSEES - Important Requirement Information to All Licensees to Provide Notification to their Patients that they are Licensed by the DHCC

Potential License Denial or Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes