As of Nov. 28, dental practices are required to post a new notice to consumers.
Business and Professions Code Section 138 requires the Dental Board of California, and other licensing boards within the state Department of Consumer Affairs, to require a licensee to post a notice that informs consumers that the licensee is regulated by the state. The notice must be accessible to public view on the premises where dental services are provided. Required information must be in at least 48-point type.
A sample notice is available for download from this site.
The Dental Board also has a sample notice available online, and answers to questions on the new regulation. In the FAQ, for example, the Dental Board makes it clear that the new requirement also applies at hospitals and other healthcare settings.