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California Dental Practice Act – 2 CE

Activity Overview

The purpose of this course is to serve as a guideline for dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other professionals in the dental field who are working in the state of California. The course is to inform about the rules and regulations for safely and legally practicing dentistry in accordance with the California Dental Practice Act.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the scope and standards of practice for dental professionals per the state’s laws.
  2. Understand the licensing requirements for all dental professionals under the state’s laws.
  3. Recognize which acts are illegal and prohibited per the California Dental Practice Act.
  4. Understand the penalties for violations under the California Dental Practice Act.
  5. Explain how the California Dental Practice Act regulates how medications are prescribed by dental health professionals.
  6. Explain the role dental professionals hold toward recognizing the abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations and reporting it.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Dental Hygienist
Registered Dental Assistant

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. RP – 5822
Course ID No. 02-5822-22002


Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE. AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of dental CE from the Dental Board of California. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for California credit.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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