California Dental Practice Act Course

California Dental Practice Act Course

Cost: $99

The Dental Board of California requires licensed Dental Assistants to take a minimum 2-unit course in California Dental Law during each 2-year license renewal period. HDMC’s California Dental Practice Act course has been developed in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Section 1600 to provide the most current information on California Dental Practice Act and is approved by the Dental Board of California for 2 Units.


  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the dentist and dental auxiliaries in California.
  • Understand the laws in California regarding licenses in dentistry.
  • Understand the difference between direct and indirect supervision and be able to define auxiliary responsibilities in each category.
  • Understand and know the governing agencies of the dental profession and define their functions.
  • Understand consequences of violation of the Dental Practice Act and attending regulations.
  • Understand citations, fines, revocation, and suspension of licenses.
  • Review the laws pertaining to prescribing of drugs.
  • Understand the statutes related to license renewal.
  • Be able to find the yearly updates of the Dental Practice Act.
  • Be able to summarize the California Dental Practice Act.


  • On campus format
  • Course length: 2 hours
  • Satisfies the 2-Unit California Dental Practice Act course requirement for DDS, RDH, RDA/RDAEF/OAP (Initial Application & License Renewals)


Course is licensed by the Dental Board of California and the Bureau of Private Postesecondary Education in California and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education (ACCET).

Complete the Dental Program Interest Form and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your course registration and access.

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