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Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements

The minimum requirement for each renewal period is 50 hours of continuing education, including:
  • Basic Life Support. Licensees renewing for the first time are exempt from this requirement. (Title 16 California Code of Regulations, Sections 1016 and 1017)
  • 2 hours of California Infection Control
  • 2 hours of California Dental Practice Act

Note: Infection Control and California Dental Practice Act may be taken online at any of the registered continuing education web sites (below). Eighty percent (40 hours) must be completed for Category I. The balance can be completed for Category II. No more than 25 Continuing Education hours can be completed through home study or on line coursework.

Out-of-State Continuing Education: Submit an application the the Dental Board for course approval.

REGISTERED Continuing Education Providers

Continuing education providers need to be registered by the Dental Board. To verify whether a provider is registered with California, please visit our License Verification service. To learn how to become registered continuing education provider, please visit our continuing education provider permit page.
For more information, contact The Dental Board at 916-263-2356 or dentalboard@dca.ca.gov.

Approved Continuing Education Web sites

Provider Name: Academy of Dental Learning
Web site: http://www.dentallearning.org


Provider Name: Academy of General Dentistry
Web site: http://www.agd.org/publications/gd/selfinstruct/


Provider Name: Access Continuing Education
Web site: http://www.accesscontinuingeducation.com/


Provider Name: The American Dental Institute
Web site: http://www.adinet.org

Provider Name: Biologix Solutions LLC
Web site: www.blxtraining.com


Provider Name: The California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Web site: http://www.calaoms.org


Provider Name: California Dental Association
Web site: http://www.cda.org/


Provider Name: CE for Dental
Web site: http://www.cefordental.com


Provider Name: CME Resource
Web site: http://www.netce.com


Provider Name: Continuing Education Studies
Web site: http://www.continuingedstudies.com


Provider Name: Dental Didactics
Web site: http://dentaldidactics.stores.yahoo.net/


Provider Name: Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Web site: http://www.DOCSeducation.com


Provider Name: Dentalcare.com
Web site: http://www.dentalcare.com/soap/conteduc/index.htm


Provider Name: Dentassist
Web site: http://www.dentassist.com


Provider Name: Dynamic Dental Educators
Web site: http://www.dynamicdentaled.com


Provider Name: GSC Home Study Courses
Web site: http://www.gscce.com/


Provider Name: Health Studies Institute
Web site: www.healthstudies.com


Provider Name: Home Study Solutions
Web site: https://www.homestudysolutions.com/


Provider Name: Homestead Schools, Inc.
Web site: http://www.homesteadschools.com


Provider Name: Institute for Advanced Theraputics, Inc.
Web site: http://www.iatonline.com


Provider Name: Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc.
Web site: http://www.laboratoryconsultationservices.com


Provider Name: Leslie Canham Seminars
Web site: http://www.lesliecanham.com/


Provider Name: OSHA Review, Inc.
Web site: http://www.oshareview.com


Provider Name:
Sacramento District Dental Society
Web site: www.sdds.org


Provider Name: Tom Terry
Web site: http://www.tomterry.com

Provider Name: UCSF Continuing Dental Education
Web site: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/continuing-education


Provider Name: University of the Pacific
Web site: http://dental.pacific.edu/Continuing_Education.html