California Dental Practice Act

California Dental Practice Act 

This course is a review of the California Dental Practice Act. Topics covered include: the definition of the Practice of Dentistry, Acts violating the Dental Practice Act, License Requirements, Prescriptions and CURES and Duties of Dental Auxiliaries. Each topic in the Act is not covered due to the Act's length, only the sections which are most likely to impact your dental career.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5029-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Outline the scope of a dental practice, including dentists and auxiliary staff.
Explain licensing requirements for dental professionals and the procedures and policies for license renewal.
Review procedures for citations and the associated fines the Dental Board of California may assess.
Highlight Dental Practice Act violations and unprofessional conduct that may result in license revocation and suspension.
Review the procedures and policies for license renewal and for reinstating a suspended or revoked license.
Know the guidelines for prescriptions and dissemination of controlled substances.
Reinforce permit requirements for administering general anesthesia, moderate conscious sedation, and oral conscious sedation for adult patients and minors.
Understand the obligation to report suspected abuse and neglect of elder and dependent adults and children and the clinical signs to look for.



  • For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Dynamic Dental Educators
Disclosure: Dynamic Dental Educators has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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