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Paperless Renewal - Coming to the Dental Board of California in July 2021

Renewal applications generate thousands of pounds of paper every year and significant costs in postage and returned mail. Most important to licensees and permit holders, is that renewing online reduces processing times significantly: completed licensee and permit renewals can be processed within 24 to 48 hours. Deficient renewals processing timelines can be delayed. As such, in the interest of reducing the Dental Board of California’s (Board’s) carbon footprint, conserving natural resources, reducing mailing costs, and making the best use of licensee/registrant renewal fees, the Board is going paperless for all license and registration renewals.


Beginning with the July 2021 renewal cycle, licensees will no longer receive the automated renewal application form mailed to your address of record. Instead licensees will receive a postcard reminder to renew online at

To aid licensees and registrants in this transition, the Board recommends that licensees that are not currently registered on the BreEZe system set up their account now to avoid any technological or account issues when trying to renew close to the expiration date of your license or permit.

For information on setting up your BreEZe account and renewing online, please visit the BreEZe Online Services page at  for information on setting up your account and renewing.

In addition to renewing online, you can apply for a new license or permit and make changes to your information, such as updating your mailing address or requesting a duplicate license.

Until the transition, licensees can continue to renew online or by mail. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Board at (916) 263-2300, or by email at .

If you decide to renew by mail with a printed application, please keep in mind that the manual process can take six to eight weeks from the date it is received.