California law designates certain individuals as "mandated reporters” for known or suspected abuse or neglect of a child, elder and dependent adult and incidents of violence. Dentists, and many members of the dental team, are required to acknowledge their responsibility and make reports as well as consider training for their teams.
Document prescriber’s discussion with a minor and guardian on opioid risks prior to prescribing the medication in non-emergency circumstances.
This is a summary and FAQ of the Dental Board’s continuing education regulations. To determine if a CE provider is registered with the Dental Board, use the Department of Consumer Affairs database.
All controlled substance prescribers in California are required to register to access the state prescription drug monitoring program known as CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System), which is managed by the state Department of Justice. The site is not accessible to those using the Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
Summarizes allowed duties and educational requirement for all dental assisting categories.
Must be accessible to public view on the premises where dental services are provided. Required information must be in at least 48-point type.
Dental practices must provide a copy of the Dental Board-approved Dental Materials Fact Sheet to a patient or guardian at least once prior to performing a restorative procedure on that patient.
Essential information on dental practice marketing and advertising, from how to start the marketing process to applicable laws and ethics in California.
Requirements for a dental practice that wants to operate using a fictitious name.
Summarizes portions of the Dental Practice Act and organizes information in alphabetical order by subject. Citations are provided to appropriate California laws and regulations.
Use this resource help an out-of-state trained dental assistant plan to become a California registered dental assistant without enrolling in a full-time educational program.
Learn more about the information blocking rule, which permits patients and others greater access to patient information. The rule is part of the 21st Century Cures Act, a federal law.
All dental practices should follow the nondiscrimination requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Review this summary, checklist and Q&A.
A summary of state and federal requirements for providing oral health care in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.
Q&A on state and federal DEA requirements for prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances and non-controlled substances. Includes prescription form requirements.
A dentist who prescribes and administers any vaccine must follow requirements for training, continuing education, notifications, reporting and documentation established in Section 1066 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
A summary of state required employee training that employers are required to provide and related requirements. Does not include training required for licensure or license renewal.
This is a guide to the rules for communicating via these technologies with patients and other individuals via telephone, cellphone, text message or email.
Use this checklist to conduct required safety inspections.
Summary of permit requirements for dentists administering or ordering the administration of general anesthesia, deep sedation, moderate sedation, adult oral conscious sedation and pediatric minimal sedation.
This resource includes links to the required forms.
Dental practices utilizing dental auxiliaries must post a notice that describes their allowable duties and functions within stipulated settings and/or circumstances.
This form serves both as a notice that complies with the Dental Board’s requirement and to obtain informed consent for teledentistry.
Recommendations for dentists participating in patient loyalty programs; to ensure compliance with legal guidelines and CDA ethical standards.
A California dentist should know the scope of practice and settings for a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice (RDHAP) and a dentist’s responsibilities when working with an RDHAP.