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Dental Board of California Dentist License Denial Statement of Issues Defense Attorney

Dental Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer

The Dental Board of California, known as the DBC, licenses approximately 35,000 Dentists in the State of California. Applicants who are Dentists licensed in another state, graduates of American Dental schools and international and foreign Dental student graduates must apply for a Dental License from the Dental Board of California. Unfortunately, many applicants are denied a Dental License from the Dental Board of California. Applicants denied a Dentist License in California should seek legal representation from an experienced California Dental License Statement of Issues Defense Attorney.

Dental Board of California Dental License Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer

A Dental License applicant denied a Dentist License from the Dental Board of California will receive a Statement of Issues document. A Statement of Issues served on a California Dental License applicant states the reasons for denial. The Dental License applicant, now called the Respondent, has only 15 days from the date that the Accusation was served (not received, but served) to file a Notice of Defense. The failure to file a Notice of Defense results in a Default Denial against the Dental License applicant.

In many cases, it is possible for California Dental License applicants to reach a Stipulated Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and Dental Board of California. A Stipulated Agreement is a formal term for a settlement agreement. If a Stipulated Agreement cannot be reached, the parties will proceed to a formal Hearing before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). California Dental License applicants facing a Dental Board of California Statement of Issues for a Dentist License Denial should contact an experienced Dental Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Attorney for representation. Common causes for denial of a Dental License are:

  • Academic dishonesty
  • Competency issues
  • Disciplinary history with another licensing agency
  • Failure to disclose required information on the Dental License application
  • Incomplete Dental License application
  • Dental degree is from an institution not recognized by the Dental Board of California
  • Misstatements on the Dental License application

 Dental Board of California Dental License Statement of Issues Denial Hearing Attorney

The California Office of Administrative Hearings, also known as OAH, maintains several Court Hearing locations. These Court locations are in Los AngelesOaklandSacramento and San Diego. In some instances, Hearings may be held offsite in BakersfieldFresnoOrange CountyRiversideSan BernardinoSan FranciscoSan Jose or Ventura. The Administrative Law Hearing is a formal Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, will issue a written Proposed Decision approximately 30 days after the Hearing. The Dental Board of California can adopt, modify or reject the ALJ’s Proposed Decision. The Dental Board of California’s action is called the Final Decision and Order. There are two main rights of Appeal of a Final Decision and Order. California Government Code § 11521 allows a Dentist to file a Petition for Reconsideration prior to the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5, the Dental License applicant can also file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Superior Court. A Writ must be filed within 30 days of the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Applicants for a Dental License facing a Dental Board of California Administrative Law Hearing for a Dental License Denial need effective representation from a Dental Board of California Dental License Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer.

Dental Board of California Dental License Denial Attorney for Foreign/International Medical School Graduates

Foreign and international medical school graduates applying for a Dental License issued by the Dental Board of California can face unique challenges. There are many reasons for the Dental Board of California to deny a Dental License. Foreign and international medical school graduates facing a Dental License denial from the Dental Board of California should consult with a Dental Board of California Statement of Issues Defense Lawyer. Our law firm works with foreign and international dental school graduates denied a California Dental License from the following locations:

  • Asia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bhutan
    • Cambodia
    • Georgia
    • India
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Mongolia
    • Nepal
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam
  • Middle East
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Africa
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Cameroon
    • Chad
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ethiopia
    • Eritrea
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Morocco
    • Namibia
    • Rwanda
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Caribbean
    • Anguilla and Barbuda
    • Antigua
    • Aruba
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Bahamas
    • Cayman Islands
    • Curacao
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Saint Lucia
    • Sint Maarten
    • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Europe
    • Albania
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom/Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
    • Ukraine
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Belize
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • Mexico
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Uruguay