Dental Board of California Sunset Review Oversight Hearing

By Erol Kilic On December 28, 2023, DBC published its Sunset Review Report Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3 in preparation for its Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions, Continue reading

Dental Board Votes to Clarify Registered Dental Hygienist Application Requirements

By Dimitri A. Davis During its November 18, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 24], the Dental Board of California (DBC) voted to include in the next Sunset Review Report a recommendation to amend Business and Professions Code sections 1752.1, 1752.4, and Continue reading

SB 607 Deletes Clinical and Practical Exam Requirements for Specific Registered Dental Assistants

By Dimitri Davis SB 607 (Roth), as amended September 3, 2021, adds sections 1636.5 and 1636.6, amends sections 1724, 1753, 1753.55, 1753.6 of, and repeals section 1753.4 of, the Business and Professions Code, as it applies to the Dental Board. Continue reading

Assembly Bill 526 Would Authorize Dentists with Necessary Training to Administer COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines

By Dimitri Davis AB 526 (Wood), as amended September 1, 2021, would amend section 1209 and add sections 1625.6 and 1645.2 to the Business and Professions Code, which would allow dentists to independently prescribe and administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines Continue reading

Senate Bill 607 Would Aim to Eliminate Clinical and Practical Examination for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions

By Jonathan Greenbergs During the Dental Board of California’s December 4, 2020 meeting [Agenda Item 16(c)ii], the Board presented a legislative proposal that would delete the clinical or practical examination requirement for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions (RDAEFs). As Continue reading

Assemblymember Evan Low Introduces Legislation to Require Dentists to Conduct In-Person Examinations Before Approving Teleorthodontics Treatment

By Katie Abajian AB 1998 (Low), as introduced January 27, 2020, would amend section 1680 of the Business and Professions Code to make it unprofessional conduct for a dentist to diagnose and correct malpositions of human teeth or use orthodontic Continue reading