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Dental Hygiene: Mandatory California Infection Control and California Dental Practice Act

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All licensed dental professionals are required to take Infection Control and Dental Practice Act courses in order to renew their licenses every two years. OSHA training is also required for all staff once per year. This course satisfies all 3 requirements.

All of our classes are open to ALL dental professionals!

5 CE units

Infection Control & Annual OSHA Training - Are We Safe “Enough”?
COVID-19 has exposed weak links in dental safety. New standards of practice must manage droplet and airborne pathogens efficiently and reliably.  This course reviews and updates the OSHA-required training topics for ordinary and extraordinary risks.  General safety issues such as physical and chemical risks, infectious disease transmission and control, and written safety plans are discussed.  Attendees learn ways to improve the effectiveness of Standard Precautions including dental waterline management while adjusting for higher risks such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s) with a respiratory protection program.
Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • Review the required components of a safety program and identify important resources and options
  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne diseases
  • Recognize and manage workplace hazards and disease exposures with optimal effectiveness
California Dental Practice Act: - Where's the Line?
This seminar reviews the California Dental Practice Act (DPA) topics and regulations that are required for re-licensure, illustrated by stories and violations of the law or questions about the legality of conditions or scenarios. New and changing legal considerations related to COVID-19 will be considered.  A handout is provided covering the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA, how those regulations define dental practice limits, how to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA, how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA, and where to locate resources.  
Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
  • Be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA
  • Discuss how those regulations define dental practice limits
  • Understand how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA
  • Learn how to locate information and resources related to the DPA and ongoing COVID-19 issues

Presented by:
Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University, and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks.
 After you register, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting.

For help with registering online or by phone, please contact Cabrillo Extension at 831-479-6331 or

For further details about these classes, please contact Elicia Hammond in the DH program at 831-234-7965 or

Class Details

1 Sessions


MultipleInstructor :
1.Nancy Dewhirst2.Dental Hygiene Staff 



Please read:  This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your registration confirmation email, following registration. Your registration confirmation can also be found by logging into your profile and viewing “Current Registrations”.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/2/2021 - 10/2/2021 Daily - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Dental Hygiene Staff  ; Nancy Dewhirst