Dental Board of California Grants Provisional Approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine

By Dimitri Davis At its February 11, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 24], the Dental Board of California (DBC) voted to grant provisional approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine (CNSUCDM) to operate as a Board-approved dental school Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Rulemaking that would Remove Clarity Issues in Compliance with SB 501

By Dimitri Davis On December 21, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to adopt sections 1017, 1043.8.1, 1043.9, 1043.9.1, 1043.9.2, and Article 5.1, and amend sections 1021, 1043, 1043.1, 1043.2, 1043.3, 1043.4, 1043.5, 1043.6, Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Rulemaking that would Change Licensing Examination Criteria

By Dimitri Davis On April 23, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to amend section 1031, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), to establish the definition of successful results of the 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

Maximum Malpractice Fine Imposed By Dental Board Doubled

By Jonathan Greenbergs On February 10, 2021, OAL approved the Dental Board of California’s proposed rulemaking on Citations and Fines. This proposed language amends sections 1023.2 and 1023.7 of the CCR to set the maximum penalty for Class A crimes, Continue reading

Dental Board of California Planned Implementation of AB 2138 Modified, Comment Period Extended

By Jonathan Greenbergs On May 18, 2020, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published modified text for regulations to implement AB 2138 (Chiu) (Chapter 995, Statutes of 2018), and on June 2, 2020, extended the public comment period from June Continue reading

Smile Direct Club Suit Against Dental Board of California, Alleging Antitrust Activity, Dismissed and Appealed to the Ninth Circuit

By Jonathan Greenbergs Jeffrey Sulitzer, D.M.D, et al. v. Joseph Tippins, et al., Case No. 2:19CV08902 (C.D. Cal.). Jeffrey Sultizer, owner of Smile Direct Club, a direct-to-consumer teledentistry company that provides teeth aligners to customers, brought legal action against the Continue reading

Dental Board of California Closely Watches Failed Bill to Regulate Mail-Order Teeth Alignment Companies

By Jonathan Greenbergs On August 8, 2020, AB 1998 (Low) failed to pass the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, & Economic Development. As amended June 3, 2020, this bill would have amended sections 1680, 1683.1, and 1683.2 of, and added Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Regulations to Implement AB 2138 (Chiu) to Establish Substantial Relationship Criteria for Criminal Convictions and Evaluating Rehabilitation of Applicants and Licensees

By Katie Abajian On February 18, 2020, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1019 and 1020, Title 16, of the CCR, to specify criteria regarding criminal convictions and rehabilitation of licensees convicted 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