California Business And Professions Code Section 1744

(a) The members of the committee shall be appointed by the Governor. The terms of the member who is a board member and the member who has been appointed by the board as an examiner pursuant to Section 1621 shall expire December 31, 1976. The terms of the member who is a licensed dentist and one member who is a dental assistant and one member who is licensed as a registered dental hygienist shall expire on December 31, 1977. The terms of all other members shall expire on December 31, 1978. Thereafter, appointments shall be for a term of four years. (b) No member shall serve as a member of the committee for more than two consecutive terms. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired terms. The committee shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson. (c) The Governor shall have the power to remove any member of the committee from office for neglect of any duty required by law or for incompetence or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.