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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.dbc.ca.gov/ '''Dental Board of California (DBC)]''', regulates dentists by administering exams and issuing licenses. The Committee on Dental Auxiliaries (COMDA) administers exams and licenses Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) and Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs).</p><br>  
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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.dbc.ca.gov/ '''Dental Board of California (DBC)]''', regulates and licenses Dentists and Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). The [http://www.dhcc.ca.gov/index.shtml/ '''Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHC)]''' administers exams and licenses.</p><br>  
<p>The DBC does not issue specialty licenses; however, it regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.</p><br>
<p>The DBC does not issue specialty licenses; however, it regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.</p><br>
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<big>'''DENTISTS:'''</big><br>
<big>'''DENTISTS:'''</big><br>
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'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>  
'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>  
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<p>Licenses and regulates dentists; regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.</p><br>
<p>Licenses and regulates dentists; regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.</p><br>
   
   
'''Complaints outside jurisdiction:'''<br>  
'''Complaints outside jurisdiction:'''<br>  
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Fee disputes or office, business procedures.<br>  
Fee disputes or office, business procedures.<br>  
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'''Dental Board of California'''<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Dental Board of California</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550<br>  
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550<br>  
Sacramento, CA 95815<br>  
Sacramento, CA 95815<br>  
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(916) 263-2300 (verify licenses)<br>  
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(916) 263-2300 Verify licenses<br>
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(916) 263-2335 (complaints)<br>  
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(877) 729-7789 Toll free<br>
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(877) 729-7789 (toll free)<br>
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(916) 263-2140 Fax<br>
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dentalboard@dca.ca.gov Email<br>
[http://www.dbc.ca.gov/ '''www.dbc.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.dbc.ca.gov/ '''www.dbc.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p> The [http://www.sdds.org '''Sacramento District Dental Society]''' serves 5 counties; provides continuing education courses for dentists; provides a referral service for general public; offers emergency care program for disadvantaged children in great need of dental care (Emergency Dental
 
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Access for Children); provides patient referrals; a 15% deduction on charges for senior citizens, but this discount is available only through those dentists who chose to participate in this program. Consumer must be at low income level.</p><br>
 
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'''Sacramento District Dental Society'''<br>  
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<p> The [http://www.sdds.org '''Sacramento District Dental Society]''' serves 5 counties; provides continuing education courses for dentists; provides a referral service for general public; offers emergency care program for disadvantaged children in great need of dental care (Emergency Dental Access for Children); provides patient referrals; a 15% deduction on charges for senior citizens, but this discount is available only through those dentists who chose to participate in this program. Consumer must be at low income level.</p><br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Sacramento District Dental Society</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
915 28th Street<br>  
915 28th Street<br>  
Sacramento, CA 95816<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95816<br>   
(916) 446-1211<br>   
(916) 446-1211<br>   
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(916) 447-3818 fax<br>  
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(916) 447-3818 Fax<br>  
[http://www.sdds.org '''www.sdds.org''']<br>   
[http://www.sdds.org '''www.sdds.org''']<br>   
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<big>'''DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND DENTAL ASSISTANTS:'''</big><br>
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<big>'''DENTAL HYGIENISTS:'''</big><br>
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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Committee on Dental Auxiliaries, licenses Registered Dental Hygienists and Registered Dental Assistants.</p><br>
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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.dhcc.ca.gov/ '''Dental Hygiene Committee of California'''], licenses Registered Dental Hygienists.</p><br>
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'''Department of Consumer Affairs'''<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Dental Hygiene Committee of California</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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Committee on Dental Auxiliaries<br>  
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1050<br>  
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550<br>  
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>  
Sacramento, CA 95815<br>  
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(916) 263-2595 (verify licenses)<br>  
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(916) 263-1978<br>
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(916) 263-2335 (complaints)<br>
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(916) 263-2688 Fax<br>
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[http://www.dhcc.ca.gov/ '''www.dhcc.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p>Registered Dental Hygienist and Registered Dental Assistants must take a course approved by the Committee on Dental Auxiliaries to take dental x-rays; they cannot operate an x-ray machine unless licensed to do so.</p><br>
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<p>Registered Dental Hygienist and Registered Dental Assistants must take a course approved by the Dental Hygiene Committee to take dental x-rays; they cannot operate an x-ray machine unless licensed to do so.</p><br>
<p>Dental Insurance complaints or inquiries should be directed to California Department of Corporations, HMO Help Center at (800) 400-0815.</p><br>   
<p>Dental Insurance complaints or inquiries should be directed to California Department of Corporations, HMO Help Center at (800) 400-0815.</p><br>   
<p>Dental Labs are not regulated by any state or federal agency at this time.  Complaints may be directed to the local district attorney or handled as a civil matter.</p><br>
<p>Dental Labs are not regulated by any state or federal agency at this time.  Complaints may be directed to the local district attorney or handled as a civil matter.</p><br>
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<p>'''Publications available:''' None are offered by the Consumer Information Center</p>
 
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<p>'''See also:''' None</p>
 
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<p>'''Other referrals:''' None</p><br>
 

Latest revision as of 20:39, 28 September 2012

657-Dental Board

DENTAL/DENTISTS

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California (DBC), regulates and licenses Dentists and Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). The Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHC) administers exams and licenses.


The DBC does not issue specialty licenses; however, it regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.



DENTISTS:


Complaint jurisdiction:

Licenses and regulates dentists; regulates dentists who specialize in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.


Complaints outside jurisdiction:

Fee disputes or office, business procedures.


Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2300 Verify licenses
(877) 729-7789 Toll free
(916) 263-2140 Fax
dentalboard@dca.ca.gov Email
www.dbc.ca.gov


The Sacramento District Dental Society serves 5 counties; provides continuing education courses for dentists; provides a referral service for general public; offers emergency care program for disadvantaged children in great need of dental care (Emergency Dental Access for Children); provides patient referrals; a 15% deduction on charges for senior citizens, but this discount is available only through those dentists who chose to participate in this program. Consumer must be at low income level.


Sacramento District Dental Society
915 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 446-1211
(916) 447-3818 Fax
www.sdds.org


DENTAL HYGIENISTS:


The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Committee of California, licenses Registered Dental Hygienists.


Dental Hygiene Committee of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1050
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-1978
(916) 263-2688 Fax
www.dhcc.ca.gov


Registered Dental Hygienist and Registered Dental Assistants must take a course approved by the Dental Hygiene Committee to take dental x-rays; they cannot operate an x-ray machine unless licensed to do so.


Dental Insurance complaints or inquiries should be directed to California Department of Corporations, HMO Help Center at (800) 400-0815.


Dental Labs are not regulated by any state or federal agency at this time. Complaints may be directed to the local district attorney or handled as a civil matter.




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