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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. 

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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) 


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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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Online Learning FAQ

How do I register?

If you’re already a CDA member, be sure to create your account with the same email address you use to access This ensures access to exclusive courses, an expanded catalog and special pricing. 

Not yet a member? Create your account to access fee-based courses or join CDA today to enjoy the benefits. 

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What are the system requirements for taking a class?

Our online learning platform supports nearly all major browsers on laptops and desktops.  However, the platform will not work with mobile phones or tablets less than 8" in size.

Full Docebo system requirements can be viewed at

How do I turn off "pop up blockers"?

Some web browsers prevent the launch of a new browser tab.  If you click on "Join the Webinar" and nothing happens, it is likely that you are being blocked by your web browser.

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.

Allow or block pop-ups in Safari on Mac

Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

FireFox: Pop-up blocker settings, exceptions and troubleshooting

How long before my recording/C.E. is available after taking a class?

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

How do I access a recording?

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.

How do I access my C.E. certificate?

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.

How many C.E. credits can I earn per day?

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

What is your refund policy?

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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ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP)

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.