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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Understanding the California Dental Practice Act

Categories: California Required Courses, Mandatory Compliance Courses

Author(s): Christopher Canizares DMD

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Describe the scope of practice for dentists and dental auxiliaries
2. Explain options for obtaining dental licensure and renewal requirements
3. Identify actions considered unprofessional conduct and what can lead to licensure suspension or revocation
4. Discuss the prescription drug law and the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES)
5. Describe the role of a mandated reporter.

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Knowledge of state dental practice law is important for all dental health professionals. It not only serves to inform them of responsibilities for a given clinical position, but also clearly delineates what duties can and cannot be performed legally. More importantly, however, it serves the function of protecting the general public from harm. Laws regarding dental practice vary from state to state. This course provides a foundation in the California Dental Practice Act and covers topics with which every dental health professional should be familiar. 

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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