Fingerprinting Information

Fingerprints can be obtained by using Live Scan. A license will not be issued until clearance has been received from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Live Scan Method

Live Scan is available only in California, for either residents or visitors, and is more efficient than the Ink on Cards method. To use the Live Scan method, download the Live Scan form, complete it and take it to a Live Scan service location. The Live Scan service location will require you to pay a fee. Your fingerprints will be taken electronically, without ink, and transmitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Finally, the DOJ will send their report to the Dental Hygiene Board of California. Usually the report is received within two days. There is a low rate of rejections with this method. If you use Live Scan, you are not required to submit $51.00 fee to the Dental Hygiene Board of California.