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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.
EFFECTIVE January 1, 2014, new graduates will be able to obtain licensure in California by passing the dental hygiene clinical examination offered by the Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDT’s). The application forms to apply for dental hygiene licensure and eligibility to take the written ethics and California dental law examination will be available in late February 2014. You may contact CRDTS for the examination schedule at: http://www.crdts.org/
At this time, dental hygiene licenses and permits cannot be renewed online.