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Physicians and Dentists


The California Medical Board is the state agency that licenses medical doctors, investigates complaints and disciplines practitioners who violate the law. The board will refer cases warranting legal action to the Attorney General.

The California Medical Board performs similar functions for those in the affiliated healing arts, including registered dispensing opticians, spectacle lens dispensers, contact lens dispensers, licensed midwives and research psychoanalysts.

For license verification, call (916) 263-2382.

Get more information on the physician-discipline process from the board’s website or
call 1-800-633-2322 (toll-free) or (916) 263-2424.

Osteopathic physicians are regulated by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.


The Board of Dental Examiners licenses and regulates dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists. How to File A Complaint Against A Licensee

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