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Online-only license renewal begins in July 2021 for California dental team members

C.E. waiver extended again

January 06, 2021 1125

Quick Summary:

The dental board recommends that licensees set up their BreEZe account now, if not already registered, to avoid potential technical or account glitches. Also, a new order extends the C.E. completion requirements to June 15 for individuals whose licenses will expire between Jan. 1 and and Feb. 28.

The Dental Board of California will stop sending California-licensed dentists and others licensed by the board automated renewal application forms in the mail beginning July 2021. Licensees can expect to receive instead a postcard reminding them to renew online through BreEZe Online Services, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ licensing and enforcement system. 

Renewing online will reduce processing times significantly ― to as little as 24 to 48 hours, according to the dental board.

Registration with BreEZe is required ― and simple. The dental board recommends that licensees set up their BreEZe account now, if not already registered, to avoid potential technical or account glitches that may otherwise occur if licensees attempt to renew too near the expiration date of their license or permit. BreEZe also allows individuals to submit license applications. 

Licensees can continue to renew online through BreEZE or by mail until the July 2021 transition.

CDA reminds dentists and dental professionals with active licenses that expired between March 31 and Dec. 31, 2020, that they have until April 22,2021, to meet their license renewal requirements. 

Additionally, a new order issued Dec. 15 extends the C.E. completion requirements to June 15, 2021, for individuals whose licenses will expire between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2021. CDA has continually advocated for the Department of Consumer Affairs to issue these waivers to support dental professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.