California Dental Law and Ethics Examination Study Guide

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Lessons

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…

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 of the lesson titled…

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…

Unaccompanied Minors

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

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…

Fictitious Business Names

Length: 10 minutes

Dentists who practice under a name other than the name under which they are licensed must have obtained a fictitious name permit from the Dental Board. Dentists operating with a…

Mandated Reporting

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

All professionals licensed by the Dental Board of California are considered “mandated reporters”. A mandated reporter is required to report to local law enforcement or a local services agency if…

Treatment Accessibility & Payment

Dentists must make reasonable arrangements for emergency care for their patients of record to avoid being accused of patient abandonment. For example, if you plan on going on vacation or…

Infection Control

As a dental student or practicing dentist, you should be aware of standard infection control policies and procedures. All dental professionals in California must complete 2 hours of continuing education…

Substandard Treatment and Professionalism

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Dentists do not have a legal obligation to report substandard care, but we do have an ethical obligation to do so in instances of continual faulty treatment. Dentists have an…

Advertising

Dentists are allowed to advertise in California, but there are some rules you should be aware of for this examination. Discounts Insurance contracts complicate offering discounts to patients. You should…

Social Media

Social media and review websites such as Yelp pose potential challenges for healthcare providers and HIPAA laws. You should understand that if a patient publishes commentary about your practice, regardless…

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.

California Dental Law and Ethics Exam Practice Exam 2

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 the second practice examination in this guide.…