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CDA Presents Online Learning

Live and on-demand courses designed just for dental professionals.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Keep your dental practice in compliance and your staff training up to date with CDA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training Program. Cal/ OSHA requires annual bloodborne pathogens training for all workers who may be subject to “occupational exposure” to blood, including dental professionals.

Responsibilities and Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances (Schedule II Opioid Drugs)

Opioid use disorder is a serious problem. Learn how you can be part of the solution. CDA has partnered with Western University of Health Sciences to provide online training in pain management and preventing opioid overuse. 

Dental Immunization for Practice Management

CDA’s newest online course is designed to provide the training and information necessary to implement a vaccine administration program in your dental practice.  
This course was created in partnership with the California Dental Association and the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry as part of a vaccine confidence initiative funded by the California Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health. (This resource was funded by CDPH/OOH Contract #20-10886) 

Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging series available on-demand 

Watch the Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging series on-demand through CDA Presents Online Learning and earn up to 3.5 units of self-study CE. Log in or set up your Online Learning account to get started.  

Watch Hire, Train and Retain Your Practice Team on demand

Earn up to 4.5 units of self-study when you watch Hire, Train and Retain Your Practice Team on demand. Log in or set up your CDA Presents Online Learning account to get started.  

Working through Conflicts with Confidence

Whether you are the practice owner, associate or practice manager, learning to overcome conflict is crucial to your role as a leader of the dental team. This interactive session will review common scenarios when conflict arises within a dental practice and provide tools and techniques which support a culture of trust and open communication. Best practices to address difficult conversations will assist with retaining dental team members.

Reducing HIPAA Compliance Risk

Core CE: 1

Description: Patient complaints are prompting federal agency investigations of dental practices for potential violations of HIPAA. Investigations confirmed complaints and showed that dental practices lacked required elements of HIPAA compliance. This course reviews the investigations and clarifies what dental practices must do to ensure compliance.  

Course objectives:

  • Understand patient rights under HIPAA.
  • Learn the necessary steps to ensure HIPAA compliance and reduce risk of investigation.
  • Know where to look for compliance assistance.


  • Teresa Pichay, Sr. Regulatory Compliance Analyst, CDA
  • Matt DiBlasi, President & CEO, Abyde

Mental Health and Wellness in Dentistry: A Peer-to-Peer Story

Description: Listen to an engaging first-hand story from a fellow dentist who has had struggles with stress, anxiety and burnout and who made it through those tough times. Join us as Dr. Brian Toorani tells his personal story recounting some dark days in his past. Hear the insightful tips Dr. Toorani offers about how you can monitor your own mental health and even help your staff and family members. Dr. Toorani offers an honest, sensible approach to caring for our mental health and wellness. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand that all busy humans are susceptible to mental health issues and that they can be overcome.  
  • Learn some basic tips for monitoring your own mental health and for keeping stress, anxiety and burnout at bay.
  • Hear some helpful tools to maintain your own mental health during the ups and downs of your own busy life

2024 Employment Law Update: New Laws Impacting Dentists 

Join us for an employment law update where Ali and Michelle will review key regulations, laws and court decisions that affect dentists in 2024 and beyond. Equip your dental practice with the essential knowledge and strategies for compliance.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discover which new laws apply to your practice.
  2. Learn about the changes that you need to make for 2024.
  3. Learn recommendations for implementation and compliance.


  • Michelle Coker, Practice Support Analyst, CDA
  • Ali Oromchian, JD, LL.M., CEO, HR for Health

HIPAA Guidance: Updates from HHS Office for Civil Rights

Description: Please join us for HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA updates session on policy, the HIPAA rules and enforcement.

CE: Approved, 1.0 Core

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn about the new HIPAA policy initiatives.
  2. Understand the recent trends in breaches of protected health information and best practices to protect patient information.
  3. Hear OCR’s recent examples of enforcement activity.


  • Lesley Morgan, JD, Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dentistry-Focused C.E. for CDA Members

Gain fresh insights and learn new approaches that you can take right back to practice.

  • As a member, enjoy free and discounted learning options.
  • Access an expanded catalog of live and on-demand courses.
  • Earn C.E. that’s needed for licensure renewal in California.
  • Fuel your career growth through skill-building education.
  • Learn 24/7/365 in formats that work for you and your team.

Featured Courses

Opioid Program

Responsibilities and Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances (Schedule II Opioid Drugs)

This course was designed through a partnership between the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine and WesternU Online, our Online Education Division.


Dental Assistant Online Training Curriculum

Provide on-the-job training in core DA competencies — even for staff without prior dental experience. Interactive on-demand learning, based on Smile Crew curriculum, is offered to members at cost.

Infection Control

Infection Control

This course will review infection control principles pertaining to sterilization, disinfection of patient care items and dental unit waterline treatment in accordance with the CDC Guidelines for optimal infection control and patient safety.

More Ways to Learn

As a CDA member, you have unlimited access to valuable programs and expertise designed to help you save time, save money and stay ahead of issues impacting your profession.

Online Learning FAQ

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Unlike other web browsers, Apple iPads and MacBooks block pop ups by default.  That means that when using such a device, you will likely need to adjust your app settings to allow webinars to launch.

Below are links to pop up control documentation from the major web browsers. Allowing pop up for only CDA Presents 360 will be sufficient to launch the webinar.  If you want to maintain control over pop ups, you can choose the “prompt” option.  That way it will ask you before loading the webinar in a separate window or tab.

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The webinar recording and C.E. certificate will be available to you within 48 hours of the webinar.

You can access your recorded webinars from  the user menu, under the “content library” menu option.

The user menu can be found in the top left corner of your browser, next to the CDA Presents 360 logo.

While logged into your Online Learning account, you can access your certificate from the “my courses and learning plans” section under the user menu. 

You can open the user menu from the top left corner of your browser, next to the “CDA Presents 360” logo.

The California Dental Board will not recognize more than eight (8) C.E. credits per day.

To be eligible for a refund, the request must be made before the course’s expiration date and the course must not have been started. To request a refund, submit an issue through our Support Form. Be sure to select ”Purchase or Refund” when prompted to select the type of issue.   

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CDA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

CDA designates each activity for a specified number of C.E. units. These courses meet the Dental Board of California requirements for continuing education units.