D Dentist H Hygienist A Assistant S Dental Student G General O Office Staff L Lab Tech
M Miscellaneous (periodontists, endodontists, accounts, specialists, spouses)
New Dental Board Regulations
The Dental Board of California has recently adopted new Continuing Education (C.E.) regulations. The regulations no longer specify courses as Category I and Category II. The regulations, however, are specific regarding the content type and limits the number of credits for specific content areas. To facilitate California licensed dental professionals in complying with the new regulations, CDA will identify each course’s content as either a “Core” or a “20%” course. This is very similar to the previous Category I and II and divides continuing education courses into two categories that are defined as follows:
Core courses must make up a minimum of 80 percent of the credits in a renewal cycle. These courses include courses that directly enhance the licensee’s knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of service to patients or the community.
20% courses can make up only 20 percent of the credits in a renewal cycle. These courses include courses considered to be primarily of benefit to the licensee.
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