California Dental Practice Act (Dentist)

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Upon completion the dentist will be familiar with the rules of the Dental Board of California’s oversight committee that addresses and investigates allegations of unprofessional conduct, incompetence, fraudulent action, or unlawful activity brought to their attention by members of the public.

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Section 1 – Introduction Section 2 – Professional Conduct Section 3 – California Dental Practice Act Section 4 Final Exam


Dental practice in California is governed by the Dental Board of California. The laws and regulations by which it is governed are contained in the Dental Practice Act.

One provision of that act is the continuing education requirement of 50 hours per renewal period in order to renew a dental license. Two of those hours must be in Infection Control and two more must be in the California Dental Practice Act. The requirements for the California Dental Practice Act may be satisfied with this course, and the requirements for Infection Control may be satisfied with an online course at