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02-5631-19002: California Dental Practice Act

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CEs): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits (2 CEs).
California Approved Provider: RP5631, Click here for our approval certificate.
Cost: $30
Questions? Contact Us: Phone: 800-522-1207, Fax: 800-886-3009, or Email:
Published: October 2012
Updated:April 2017
Expires: May 2020
Pages: 58
Course Instructor: Lawrence J. Rose, Esquire
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the role of the Dental Board of California.
  • Know the scope of practice for auxiliaries, like direct and indirect supervision of clinical tasks.
  • Understand elements of licensure and license renewal.
  • Describe enforcement ability of the Dental Board.
  • Know the basics of laws about prescription medications.
  • Understand diversion programs.
  • Identify who are mandated reporters of abuse, violence, neglect.
  • Discuss basic ethics related to dental practice and the law.

Course Description

This course meets the standards of the Dental Board of California (DBC) for a comprehensive review of the California Dental Practice Act (CDPA). All licensed dental professionals are mandated by the California Code of Regulation 1600 to receive instruction before each license renewal period. The course covers basics about the governing board, statutory mandates about the scope of dental practice for auxiliaries, laws governing the prescription of drugs, mandatory reporting requirements for abuse, license renewal information, ethics and the law based on state and national associations interpretations for dental professionals. This course also includes the most recent 2016 updates and alerts from the Dental Board. The DBC publishes a compilation of the Dental Practice Act and related laws, which can be ordered from the Board directly; the website address to order a copy is listed in this course. The CDPA course is suitable for all members of the dental team.

How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 2.00
Price: $30.00

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