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License Verification Instructions and License Status Definitions
You may check on the status of a dental hygiene license here. Examination results are not available online, but once a person passes the examination and a license is issued, it will appear online.
Keep in mind that each dental hygiene licensee is only allowed to perform certain duties. For a publication of all laws and regulations governing dental hygiene, please visit our laws and regulations web page.
Once you have located the individual record for a hygienist, you can also determine what additional duties they are allowed to perform.
SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS FOR LICENSE LOOKUP
You can look up the current status of California-licensed dental hygienist. When you locate the name you are searching for, double-click on the name for more complete information. If there have been any final disciplinary actions against a licensee, that will be noted, and you will find a link to additional information about the enforcement action(s).
How to search for a licensee:
Name: Last Name ONLY or Last AND First Name. Partial last names OR complete last names and partial first names may be used for a search. For example: A search on "jons" will result in a list that includes Jons, Jonson, and Jonsen. This is helpful if you are not sure of the exact spelling of a name. If you know the city or county, adding that information will narrow the search.
Match any part of name: Click this radio button to look up a licensee using any part of his or her name.
License Number: Use numbers only, no alphabetical characters. Searching by license number will locate results for that license number only.
City: You may search for all licenses in a city, OR you may narrow your search by entering a name or license number AND a city.
County: You may search for all licenses in a county, OR you may narrow your search by entering a name or license number AND a county.
New Search: Before starting a new search, use the CLEAR button before entering new information.
When You Find the Name You Want: Be sure to double-click on the name of the person you're searching for to see all the information available.
- For lists of licensees, including lists by branch of licensure and location (such as county), contact the following office:
License Status Definitions
Clear: The license is current and valid.
Cancelled: The license has been delinquent for more than three years. The right to practice has expired.
Deceased: The licensee is deceased. This status is only assigned when a copy of the licensee's death certificate has been sent to the Board.
Delinquent: The expiration date has passed, and the license has not been renewed. Delinquent licenses may be renewed within three years. Delinquent licensees do not have the right to practice.
Denied: The license has been denied pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. The licensee does not have the right to practice.
150 Day Temp Lic: The licensee has been issued a temporary 150-day license pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. The licensee may still practice.
Retired: The licensee has been issued a retired license by the Board. The licensee may no longer practice.
Revoked: The license is terminated, and the right to practice is ended. Revocation is the result of a disciplinary action.
Suspended: The licensee is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time. Suspension is the result of a disciplinary action.
Voluntary Surrender/Surrender of License: The license has been voluntarily returned to the Board, and the right to practice is ended. Voluntary surrender is usually the result of a disciplinary action.