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This latest edition of California Dental Practice Act with Related Statutes and Regulations is an annually updated softcover reference published in cooperation with the California Dental Board. Dentists, attorneys and other professionals who need ready access to the primary law on dental practice in California will find this an indispensable resource. The full text of the law is fully annotated by our expert editorial team with case law, references to other treatises and more to help you expand your research easily on a given topic. A Table of Sections Affected by Recent Legislation, a comprehensive Table of Contents and an extensive Index help you find what you need quickly. Keep this handy single volume on your desktop or bookshelf, or take it with you in your briefcase for quick access to the California Dental Practice Act wherever you go.

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Table of Contents


Table of Sections Affected by 2016 Legislation


Business & Professions Code.

General Provisions, §§ 1 to 35

Division 1. Department of Consumer Affairs.

Chapter 1. The Department, §§ 100 to 144

Chapter 1.5. Unlicensed Activity Enforcement, §§ 145 to 149

Chapter 2. The Director of Consumer Affairs, §§ 150 to 166

Chapter 3. Funds of the Department, §§ 200 to 211

Chapter 4. Consumer Affairs.

Article 1. General Provisions and Definitions, §§ 300 to 302

Article 2. Director and Employees, §§ 305 to 307

Article 3. Powers and Duties, §§ 310 to 313.5

Article 3.6. Uniform Standards Regarding Substance-Abusing Healing Arts Licensees, §§ 315 to 315.4

Article 4. Representation of Consumers, §§ 320, 321

Article 5. Consumer Complaints, §§ 325 to 328

Chapter 5. Buildings of the Department, §§ 400 to 405

Chapter 6. Public Members, §§ 450 to 453

Chapter 7. Licensee, §§ 460 to 464

Division 1.2. Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection.

Chapter 1. Review of Boards under the Department of Consumer Affairs [Repealed]

Chapter 2. Review of Other State Boards [Repealed]

Division 1.5. Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Licenses.

Chapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 475 to 478

Chapter 2. Denial of Licenses, §§ 480 to 489

Chapter 3. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses, §§ 490 to 494.6

Chapter 4. Public Reprovals, § 495

Chapter 5. Examination Security, §§ 496 to 499

Division 2. Healing Arts.

Chapter 1. General Provisions.

Article 1. Records, §§ 500, 501

Article 4. Frauds of Medical Records, §§ 580 to 585

Article 6. Unearned Rebates, Refunds, and Discounts, §§ 650 to 655.8

Article 7.5. Health Care Practitioners, §§ 680 to 686

Article 9. Inactive License, §§ 700 to 704

Article 10. Federal Personnel and Tribal Health Programs, §§ 710 to 717

Article 10.5. Unprofessional Conduct, §§ 725 to 732

Article 11. Professional Reporting, §§ 800 to 809.9

Article 12. Insurance Fraud, § 810

Article 12.5. Mental Illness or Physical Illness, §§ 820 to 828

Article 13. Standards for Licensure or Certification, §§ 850 to 856

Article 14. Gerontology and Geriatric Training for the Healing Arts, § 860

Chapter 1.5. Exemption from Licensure, §§ 900, 901

Chapter 3. Clinical Laboratory Technology.

Article 4. Licensing, § 1265

Chapter 4. Dentistry.

Article 1. Administration, §§ 1600 to 1621

Article 1.5. Examining Committee [Repealed]

Article 2. Admission and Practice, §§ 1625 to 1636.6

Article 2.4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, §§ 1638 to 1638.7

Article 2.5. Special Permits, §§ 1640 to 1642

Article 2.6. Continuing Education, §§ 1645, 1645.1

Article 2.7. Use of General Anesthesia, §§ 1646 to 1646.11

Article 2.8. Use of Conscious Sedation, §§ 1647 to 1647.9

Article 2.85. Use of Oral Conscious Sedation for Pediatric Patients, §§ 1647.10 to 1647.17

Article 2.86. Use of Oral Conscious Sedation for Adult Patients, §§ 1647.18 to 1647.26

Article 2.9. Dental Restorative Materials, §§ 1648.10 to 1648.20

Article 3. Registration, §§ 1650 to 1657

Article 3.5. Additional Offices, §§ 1658 to 1658.8

Article 4. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses, §§ 1670 to 1687

Article 4.5. Mental Illness [Repealed]

Article 4.7. Diversion Program, §§ 1695 to 1699

Article 5. Offenses Against This Chapter, §§ 1700 to 1706

Article 6. Fees, §§ 1715 to 1725

Article 7. Dental Auxiliaries, §§ 1740 to 1777

Article 8. Dental Corporations, §§ 1800 to 1808

Article 9. Dental Hygienists, §§ 1900 to 1966.6

Article 9.1. Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice Corporations, §§ 1967 to 1967.4

Article 9.5. California Dental Corps Loan Repayment Program, §§ 1970 to 1976

Chapter 5. Medicine.

Article 1. Administration, §§ 2001, 2020

Article 3. License Required and Exemptions, § 2079

Article 10. Continuing Medical Education, § 2196.8

Chapter 6. Nursing.

Article 7. Nurse Anesthetists, § 2827

Chapter 9. Pharmacy.

Article 5. Authority of Inspectors, §§ 4080 to 4082

Chapter 12. Acupuncture.

Article 2. Certification Requirements, § 4947

Division 7. General Business Regulations.

Part 1. Licensing for Revenue and Regulation.

Chapter 3. State Licensing.

Article 3. Penalties, § 16240

Part 3. Representations to the Public.

Chapter 1. Advertising.

Article 1. False Advertising in General, §§ 17500 to 17508

Article 1.8. Restrictions On Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Advertisers, §§ 17529 to 17529.9

Article 2. Particular Offenses, §§ 17534 to 17538.45


Government Code.

Title 2. Government of the State of California.

Division 2. Legislative Department.

Part 1. Legislature.

Chapter 1.5. General.

Article 7.5. Sunset Review, § 9147.7

Article 8.5. Legislative Review of State Boards, §§ 9148.50 to 9148.52

Division 3. Executive Department.

Part 1. State Departments and Agencies.

Chapter 1. State Agencies.

Article 1. General, § 11019.11

Article 9. Meetings, §§ 11120 to 11132

Part 2. Constitutional Officers.

Chapter 5. Controller.

Article 2. Duties, § 12419.13

Part 2.8. Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Chapter 6. Discrimination Prohibited.

Article 1. Unlawful Practices, Generally, § 12944


Family Code.

Division 17. Support Services.

Chapter 2. Child Support Enforcement.

Article 2. Collections and Enforcement, § 17520


Corporations Code.

Title 1. Corporations.

Division 3. Corporations for Specific Purposes.

Part 4. Professional Corporations, §§ 13400 to 13410


Health and Safety Code.

Division 2. Licensing Provisions.

Chapter 1. Clinics.

Article 1. Definitions and General Provisions, § 1200

Article 2. Administration, §§ 1213, 1218.1 to 1218.4

Chapter 2. Health Facilities.

Article 1. General, § 1250

Article 7. Other Services, § 1317.1

Chapter 2.2. Health Care Service Plan.

Article 1. General, § 1345

Chapter 2.3. Referral Agencies.

Article 1. General Provisions, § 1400

Chapter 8.5. California Hospice Licensure Act of 1990.

Article 1. General, § 1746

Chapter 9. Mobile Health Care Units, § 1765.105, 1765.130

Division 10. Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Chapter 4. Prescriptions.

Article 1. Requirements of Prescriptions, §§ 11150 to 11181

Article 2. Prescriber’s Record, §§ 11190 to 11192

Division 104. Environmental Health.

Part 1. Environmental Health Personnel.

Chapter 4. Professional Certification.

Article 5. Radiological Technologists, § 106975

Division 106. Personal Health Care (Including Maternal, Child, and Adolescent).

Part 1. General Administration.

Chapter 1. Patient Access to Health Records, §§ 123110 to 123130

Division 107. Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Part 3. Health Professions Development.

Chapter 2. Personnel Recruitment and Education

Article 2.75. National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, § 127940

Chapter 3. Professional Practice Development.

Article 1. Health Manpower Pilot Projects, § 128196


Public Contract Code.

Division 2. General Provisions.

Part 2. Contracting by State Agencies.

Chapter 2. State Acquisition of Goods and Services.

Article 2. Approval of Contracts, § 10295.4


Revenue and Taxation Code.

Division 2. Other Taxes.

Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes.

Chapter 6. Collection of Tax.

Article 8. Miscellaneous Provisions, § 6835

Article 9. Collection of Tax Debts Due to the Internal Revenue

Service or Other States, § 6850

Chapter 8. Administration.

Article 1. Administration, §§ 7057, 7057.5

Article 1.5. Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquencies, § 7063

Part 10.2. Administration of Franchise and Income Tax Laws.

Chapter 4. Payments and Assessments.

Article 9. Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquencies, § 19195

Chapter 5. Collection of Tax.

Article 7. Collection of Tax Debts Due to the Internal Revenue

Service or Other States, § 19291

Chapter 6. Overpayments and Refunds.

Article 2. Suit for Tax, § 19377.5

Chapter 7. Administration of Tax.

Article 1. Powers and Duties of Franchise Tax Board, § 19533 452

Article 2. Disclosure of Information, §§ 19571, 19572


Vehicle Code.

Division 14.85. Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act.

Chapter 2. Motor Carrier Permits, § 34623.1

Welfare and Institutions Code.

Division 9. Public Social Services.

Part 3. Aid and Medical Assistance.

Chapter 7. Basic Health Care.

Article 1. General Provisions, § 14005.276

Article 4. The Medi-Cal Benefits Program, § 14132.725, 14132.915, 14132.100


Labor Code.

Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations.

Chapter 5. Division of Workers’ Compensation, §§ 139.3, 139.31


Penal Code.

Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments.

Title 8. Of Crimes Against the Person.

Chapter 9. Assault and Battery, § 242

Title 9. Of Crimes Against the Person Involving Sexual Assualt, and Crimes Against Public Decency and Good Morals.

Chapter 13. Crimes Against Elders, Dependent Adults, and Persons with Disabilites, § 368

Title 13. Of Crimes Against Property.

Chapter 5. Larceny, § 487

Chapter 10. Crimes Against Insured Property and Insurers, § 550

California Code of Regulations.

Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations.

Division 10. Dental Board of California.

Chapter 1. General Provisions Applicable to All Licensees.

Article 1. General Provisions, §§ 1000 to 1005

Article 2. General Rules Regarding Fingerprint Requirement, §§ 1007, 1008

Article 3. Issuance of Substitute Licenses, §§ 1012, 1013

Article 3.1. Radiation Safety Courses, §§ 1014, 1014.1

Article 4. Continuing Education, §§ 1015 to 1017.2

Article 4.5. Disciplinary Guidelines and Uniform Standards for Substance-Abusing Licensees, §§ 1018, 1018.01

Article 4.6. Unprofessional Conduct, § 1018.05

Article 5. Criteria for Evaluating Rehabilitation/Substantial Relationship, §§ 1018.1 to 1020

Article 5.5. Impaired Licentiates Program, §§ 1020.1 to 1020.8 511

Article 6. Fees, §§ 1021, 1022

Article 7. Citations, §§ 1023 to 1023.8

Article 8. Sponsored Free Health Care Events — Requirements for Exemption, §§ 1023.15 to 1023.19

Chapter 2. Dentists.

Article 1. Dental Schools, §§ 1024 to 1027.1

Article 2. Application for Licensure, §§ 1028 to 1030

Article 3. Examinations, §§ 1031 to 1039

Article 4. Graduates of Foreign Dental Schools, §§ 1040, 1041

Article 4.5. California Dental Corps Loan Repayment Program, §§ 1042 to 1042.6

Article 5. General Anesthesia and (Moderate) Conscious Sedation, §§ 1043 to 1043.8

Article 5.5. Oral Conscious Sedation, §§ 1044 to 1044.5

Article 6. Additional Offices, §§ 1045 to 1049

Article 7. Advertising, §§ 1050 to 1054.3

Article 8. Dental Corporations, §§ 1055 to 1060

Article 9. Miscellaneous, §§ 1061 to 1065

Chapter 3. Dental Auxiliaries.

Article 1. General Provisions, §§ 1067 to 1069

Article 2. Educational Programs, §§ 1070 to 1075

Article 3. Application for Licensure, §§ 1076 to 1079.3

Article 4. Examinations, §§ 1080 to 1083

Article 5. Duties and Settings, §§ 1085 to 1090.1

Division 11. Dental Hygiene Committee of California.

Article 1. Definitions, §§ 1100

Article 2. Administration, §§ 1101

Article 3. Educational Programs, §§ 1103 to 1108

Article 6. Examinations, §§ 1121 to 1127

Article 7. General Rules Regarding Fingerprint Requirements, §§ 1131, 1132

Article 8. Minimum Standards for Infection Control, §§ 1133

Article 10. Uniform Standards Related to Substance Abuse and Disciplinary Guidelines, §§ 1138

Article 11. Citation and Fines, §§ 1139 to 1144

Article 13. Sponsored Free Health Care Events — Requirements for Exemption, §§ 1149 to 1153

Index