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CDA Brightbox, our online learning platform, provides convenient access to quality education. Self-study courses include quizzes that satisfy C.E. requirements for courses needed for license renewal in California. Additional classes are offered in online reader formats.

  • Participate in quality education in a way that fits your busy schedule.
  • Start and stop as needed with up to 180 days to complete coursework.
  • Receive your C.E. within 24–48 hours of successful course completion.
  • As a benefit of CDA membership, save 50% on online courses.

 Login required. If you do not have a cda.org login, you will be required to create one. The course is free of charge, but a credit card is required to process your enrollment. Your credit card will not be charged. 

CDA online learning programs are licensed solely for the purchaser’s own personal, noncommercial use to receive C.E. units for license renewal in the allotted timeframe or for the use of the individual’s reference to course materials. Any other use of the recordings or programs, including public or enrolled broadcasting, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of CDA. Request more information by calling 800.232.7645.

Current online courses

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CDA Courses

California Dental Practice Act

California Dental Practice Act is approved by the Dental Board of California and adheres to California Code of Regulations 1600,...

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Credits: 2.00
CE Type: Core
Member Tuition: $50
Non-Member Tuition: $100

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CDPA and Infection Control bundle

This comprehensive bundle meets the Dental Board of California’s latest educational requirements for license and permit renewal....

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Credits: 4.00
CE Type: Core
Member Tuition: $75
Non-Member Tuition: $150

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Clinical Teaching Methodology

Clinical Teaching Methodology is a 2 hour course designed to fulfill requirements set forth in the California Dental Practice Act. All...

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Credits: 2.00
CE Type: 20%
Member Tuition: $50
Non-Member Tuition: $200

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Infection Control for License Renewal

Infection Control for License Renewal is approved by the Dental Board of California, meets the mandate for California dental license...

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Credits: 2.00
CE Type: Core
Member Tuition: $50
Non-Member Tuition: $100

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TDIC Courses

Beyond the Science: Patient emotions in dentistry (online reader)

It is estimated that 75 percent of U.S. adults experience some degree of fear, anxiety or worry over dental care. Whether mild or...

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Credits: 3
CE Type: Core
Member Tuition: $25
Non-Member Tuition: $25

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Framework for Positive and Effective Interactions (online reader)

The way a dentist handles interactions with patients and staff can directly impact the outcome of a claim. From firing a pregnant...

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Credits: 3
CE Type: 20%
Member Tuition: $25
Non-Member Tuition: $25

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Charting the Course (online reader)

Patient records are one of the most important tools for delivering continuous, consistent patient care. Thorough records promote...

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Credits: 3
CE Type: 20%
Member Tuition: $25
Non-Member Tuition: $25

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C.E. Regulations

C.E. credits must be obtained by a California Dental Board approved provider. Please refer to the Dental Board’s website for a listing of approved providers that offer online C.E. courses.

New continuing education requirements were adopted in April 2010.

View the C.E. course calendar to see opportunities available throughout the state.

Audio recordings

Audio recordings are offered in downloadable MP4 formats and include a wide variety of lectures from CDA Presents.

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