California Dental Law and Ethics Examination Study Guide

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About Course

You have access to the content within this course for 180 days from the date of purchase. Email support is made available for 90 days after purchase.

The exam is difficult for test takers. Please study the material thoroughly to best prepare yourself for the exam. Most of the material you need to know is included in this study guide and it should prepare you well. The study guide is actively updated at least twice per year. You will see “updated + date” at the top of each lesson as we updated them.

Scope of Content:

As a dentist in California, you will learn that California has a lot of laws. Quite frankly, it is impossible for a dentist to be aware of every single law that applies to us as both clinicians and business owners within California. The scope of content that the dental board can pull from for this exam is very extensive and learning every rule that applies to us is not practical. The purpose of this guide is to be representative of the material you need to know to pass the exam.

This study guide is updated several times a year and your feedback is always appreciated by email.

Student Questions:

I do my best to help each student study for the exam. If you have questions, I try and make myself available by email Monday – Friday and reply promptly even after a student fails the exam. Please keep in mind, that I am practicing dentistry Monday through Friday and often reply to emails at the end of my regular workday. The best email address to use to contact me is [email protected]


We offer a money-back guarantee for this course. If, after using this study guide, you fail your exam three (3) times within 6 months of purchase, you are entitled to a full refund.

We do everything we can to help you pass this exam. If you are having difficulty passing, please open a support ticket.

Requests for a refund after six months from your date of purchase will be denied.

If, after completing the course, you fail the exam three times, submit a copy of your scores to [email protected] and one of our team members will contact you to initiate the refund.

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Course Content

Retaking a Test or Quiz
A lesson to help students reset their course progress.

  • How to Reset the Course

Introduction to the California Dental Law and Ethics Exam

The Basics


Patient Records

Informed Consent

Fictitious Business Names

Prescriptions, Controlled Substances, and CURES

Infection Control

Managing Emergencies

Advertising and Social Media

Billing, Insurance, Co-payments, and Discounts



Miscellaneous but Important
This is our catch-all section for topics that are important but do no have an appropriate category in the study guide.

Frequently Asked Questions from Students

Practice Questions
This section includes 2 sets of practice questions + 25 bonus questions.

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