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How to Become a Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in California by successful completion of the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB)
A law effective January 1, 2010, will allow those seeking licensure in California as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) to obtain licensure by passing the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB). The application and examination forms on this page contain all of the requirements that a WREB applicant for RDH examination and licensure must complete. Applicants must:
- Be a graduate of a board approved and accredited Dental Hygiene program.
- Successfully complete the WREB.
- Complete approved courses in the administration of local anesthesia, soft tissue curretage, and nitrous oxide.
- Pass the National written examination.
Once the application is deemed complete, a letter will be sent to the applicant containing information allowing the applicant to schedule their law and ethics written examination through a computer-based testing agency (PSI). Qualified applicants must then pass the written Law and Ethics examination.
- WREB Application Form
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