California Dental Practice Act - Online Course

This is an online course.  Participants will have 6-months from date of registration to complete all course requirements. 



The Dental Board of California requires all dentists, registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants take two units of dental law every two years in order to renew their license.

The two hour online course on California Dental Practice Act is a review of the essential elements of the Dental Practice Act.

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • The Dental Practice Act: What it is and where to find it?
  • Acts in violation of the Dental Practice Act
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Keeping or losing your license (citations, fines, revocation, suspension)
  • License renewals regulations and procedures
  • How dentists and auxiliaries get into 'trouble'
  • Advertising in dentistry
  • Child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence reporting
  • Termination of care and patient abandonment
  • Substance abuse and diversion


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, dental hygienist in alternative practice, registered dental assistants and registered dental assistants in extended functions for renewal of license every two years.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



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CE Credit

CEU: Units - 2

This activity is designated for 2 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $45


Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA, is professor of psychology and ethics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he directs the biomedical ethics program. A graduate of West Point, he has a PhD in counseling from Wayne State University and has received training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He is author of The Psychology of Executive Coaching, Dental Ethics Primer, and the hypnosis CD, Relieving Dental Anxiety.



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