California Dental License Defense Lawyer

Representing California Dentists and Assistants

Our California dental license defense attorney represents dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists facing Dental Board of California investigations, criminal charges, DUI, accusations, probation and disciplinary actions.

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When the stakes are high, our highly skilled professional license and criminal defense attorneys will skillfully work to protect your dentistry license, reputation and career.

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Dental Board of California Investigation Lawyer

When a dentist, registered dental assistant or dental hygienist is contacted by the Dental Board, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) investigator or Deputy Attorney General, it is critical to consult with an experienced Dental Board of California license defense attorney before responding. Often counsel can help present a response that can result in the matter being closed with no accusation or license action.

According to Dental Board enforcement statistics, dental professionals typically have on average 6 months between when a complaint is made and a formal Dental Board of California accusation is filed. 

Formal accusations, if filed, will be publicly posted on the Dental Board website, even if the accusation is later dismissed. The objective is to move quickly to avoid a disciplinary review altogether.

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California dentist license defense, DUI and criminal defense

Our dental license defense lawyer assists clients with every stage of the dental license defense process and any dentist criminal defense matters. We help protect clients’ interests throughout any DCA license investigations, formal accusations, administrative proceedings, and appeals in Superior Court.

The most common causes of California Dental Board disciplinary actions include:

The Board offers a confidential Diversion Program for licensed Dentists and Registered Dental Assistants whose ability to practice may be impaired due to DUI, alcohol and/or drug abuse. The program offers a way to recover without losing your license.

Don’t let a mistake ruin your career. Call us to learn your legal options.

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New California dental license laws 2021

Controlled substance prescriptions (AB 149)

Effective January 1, 2021, AB 149 requires that paper prescriptions for painkillers, narcotics, sedatives and other controlled substances must either be transmitted electronically or written on new California controlled substance prescription forms that feature a 12-character serial number and barcode.

Paperless dental license renewal

Beginning July 1, 2021, the Dental Board of California will transition to paperless dental license renewals. The new online processing will allow completed license and permit renewals to be processed within 24 to 48 hours.

Dental license criminal record changes (AB-2138)

Assembly Bill 2138 limits the discretion and dental licensure denial criteria making it easier for prospective licensees with criminal records to obtain and maintain dental licenses effective July 1, 2020.

RELATED: Dental license with criminal record under AB-2138

Dental license applicant test requirement changes (AB 1519)

AB 1519 became effective January 1, 2020 requiring all new California dental license applicants who take the WREB examination to take and pass all competencies listed in BPC 1630. This enhanced testing assesses competency in the areas of diagnosis, endodontic, periodontic, prosthetic, treatment planning, and restorative dentistry.

Changes to DBC approval of foreign dental schools

Starting January 1, 2020, the Dental Board of California (DBC) will no longer accept applications for foreign schools seeking approval as a foreign dental school. Foreign schools must instead seek international accreditation with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or a similar accrediting agency approved by the DBC.

Dentist COVID-19 vaccine administration waiver

Effective January 4, 2021, the DCA enacted a new emergency scope-of-practice waiver authorizing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550, Sacramento, CA 95815
(877) 729-7789 Toll free | (916) 263-2300 | (800) 344-9940 TDD
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Los Angeles

AT METROPOLITAN COURT

CERCA DE METROPOLITAN COURT

PRÈS DE METROPOLITAN COURT

1933 S Broadway #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 212-5002

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Orange County

NEAR HARBOR JUSTICE CENTER

CERCA DEL CENTRO DE JUSTICIA DE HARBOR

PRÈS DE HARBOR JUSTICE CENTER

23 Corporate Plaza Dr, Suite 150, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 750-2500

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Long Beach

NEAR LONG BEACH COURT

CERCA DE LA CORTE

PRÈS DE LONG BEACH COURT

309 Pine Ave, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 800-4080

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Santa Monica

BY SANTA MONICA PIER

CERCA DEL MUELLE

PRÈS DE LA JETÉE

1541 Ocean Ave, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 340-7220

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When looking for a dental license defense attorney near me, please note we represent Dental Board licensees in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, and all of California:

Los Angeles County: Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Buena Park, Burbank, Canoga Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Compton, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Downtown Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Gardena, Glendora, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, La Canada-Flintridge, La Habra, La Mirada, Lakewood, Lancaster, Long BeachLos Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Pacoima, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho San Fernando, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, South Pasadena, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Torrance, Van Nuys, Venice, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Whittier and Woodland Hills.

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Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

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Riverside County: Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Temecula, Murrieta, Jurupa Valley, Indio, Hemet, Perris, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. | San Bernardino County: San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley and Redlands. | San Diego County: San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas and National City.

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Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers award
US News & World Best Lawyer Rating
California Assault & Battery Attorney Awards: Findlaw 5 Star Rating, Google 5 Star Rating
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