Licensees: Take the Survey!

Recent legislation (AB 269) was signed into California law that requires the Dental Board of California (Board) to collect data from all licensees with the purpose of identifying areas in California that are under served with professionals with cultural or linguistic competencies in the dental health care field. Effective January 1, 2009, all initial licensure applicants and license renewal applicants will be required to report the following information to the Dental Board of California pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 1715.5 as follows: Completion of any advanced educational programs accredited by the Committee on Dental Accreditation in a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association [Business & Professions Code § 1715.5(a)] Practice or employment status [Business & Professions Code § 1715.5(b)] Reporting information regarding cultural background and foreign language proficiency is optional. All survey information will be collected and aggregated annually to be reported on the Board web site.

The survey is printed on the reverse side of licensee's renewal forms. It is also online, as part of the online license renewal for licensed dentist process.