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California Dental Law and Ethics Examination Study Guide


Introduction to the California Dental Law and Ethics Exam

Length: 30 minutesComplexity: Easy

This course is designed to serve as a study guide for the California Dental Law and Ethics examination. This course consists of 2 lessons and concludes with a practice examination. The two lessons are as follows: A Review of the California Dental Practice Act A Review of the California Dental Association Code of Ethics Before we begin, you should familiarize

A Review of the CDA Code of Ethics

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

The California Dental Association Code of Ethics is similar to the American Dental Association Code of Ethics. Before taking the California Dental Law and Ethics Exam, I recommend that you read the CDA Code of Ethics in full. You can find the full version of the CDA's code of ethics in the Lesson Media below. The video above is a

Table of Permitted Duties

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

If you have not already done so, please review the Table of Permitted Duties. A PDF copy of this table is available in the lesson media below. It is important that you review this document prior to taking the California Law and Ethics Exam. After reviewing the document, mark this lesson as complete and move on to the practice exam.

Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Under HIPAA, personally identifiable information includes patient's names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, and medical diagnoses (any information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual). HIPAA states that HIPAA covered entities must take reasonable steps to limit the use and disclosure of patient health information to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.

Rules, Regulations, and Changes

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Easy

This exam may include some questions that are seemingly random. I will update the section of this study guide with information that may present on the exam as rules and regulations change in California.

Informed Consent

Length: 35 minutesComplexity: Easy

Informed consent should always be obtained in writing. For minor patients, consent can only be granted by parents or legal guardians unless that authority has been officially transferred. If the parent or legal guardian is unable to provide written consent, treatment should be postponed until written consent can be obtained, unless it is unsafe to postpone treatment. Informed consent should

Unaccompanied Minors

After an initial exam is completed and informed consent is obtained from a parent or guardian in writing, minor patients can present to a dental appointment without a parent or guardian. However, if a parent or guardian is not present during treatment, the treating dentist should use caution not to perform any treatment that goes beyond the scope of the

California Law and Ethics Practice Examination

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

This lesson marks the conclusion of the study guide. After clicking on the "View Lesson Quiz" button below, you will be taken to a practice examination that contains 50 questions. After completing each lesson and reading their associated documents referenced in the lesson media below, you should be able to pass the the practice examination. Remember, if you complete this

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