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California Dental Practice Act


September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Details

California Dental Practice Act (DPA) and Ethics: – Where’s the Line, and Why? (Webinar course)

2 CEU, Core • Member Price: $95 early (ends 9/3)

Registration cost details: $95 early (ends 9/3) / $115 regular (begins 9/4)

This seminar reviews and updates the required DPA topics & regulations, including scope of practice, drug prescribing, licensure and qualifications, supervision of auxiliaries, professional conduct, mandated reporting, and consent. Codes and Principles of Ethics are reviewed. Examples of law violations, unprofessional conduct, and difficult legal challenges will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes – Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA
  • relate Dental Codes of Ethics to professional standards and rules
  • discuss how those regulations define dental practice limits
  • understand how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA
  • learn how to locate information and resources related to the DPA

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS:

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

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Full refund granted less $25 administration fee, if received in writing 14 days before the class. NO REFUNDS if cancelled within 13 days of the class or for No Shows or for registrations received after that date. Attendee substitutions OK.

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September 24
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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