Review – Dental Practice Act & Law and Ethics

The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) law and ethics and the written exams launched as a single, combined exam on May 24th, 2018. The combined exam consists of 150 questions, and the exam plan is available on the dental board’s website. This action was agreed upon in 2016 with the aim to ensure that the exam meets the requirements of Business and Professions Code Section 139 and that it is legally defensible.

The Dental Practice Act & Law and Ethics Review course are available at Dental Specialties Institute, Inc., the provider of education for future Dental Assistants in California.

Dental Practice Act & Law and Ethics Review

Ethics are ways in how society expects you to behave. A law is something you must obey.

The Dental Practice Act & Law and Ethics Review course are intended to satisfy RDA application or license renewal requirement for a mandatory course in the Dental Practice Act. Besides the DPA, the course includes review and preparation for the Law and Ethics Examination. For preparing the RDA Law and Ethics, can buy a Prep Review Book for the RDA Law and EThics on ($43) or get your hard copy with flashcards for the exam during class at Dental Specialties Institute Inc.

Course Description

The examination is mandatory for all RDA Applicants and unlicensed dental assistants to receive their license. Dental Specialties Institute, Inc. gives an opportunity for a complete review of Dental Practice Act as well as the Law and Ethics exam. With only two classes and at a great value price, our students have shown great success with this particular course.

In this course, students will learn about the scope of practice, conditional duties, allowable duties for auxiliaries, and continuing education. There is a practice test given at the end of the class which serves as a tremendous preparatory class for the actual exam. After students have taken the course, they will be introduced students to the California Dental Practice Act and know to:

  • Describe legal responsibilities and role of the dentist and dental assistants.
  • Summarize the California Dental Practice Act.
  • Describe the laws regarding licenses.
  • Review the CDA Code of Ethics
  • Distinguish between direct and general supervision. Define which auxiliary responsibilities are in the two categories.
  • Understand what constitutes informed consent.
  • List all the governing agencies in the dental professions and define their functions.

As for the dental professional ethical principles, our course attendants get a detailed explanation of code of ethics of the ADA (American Dental Association) and of, beneficence, non-maleficence, integrity, patient autonomy, tolerance, compassion, honesty, justice, and professionalism.

If you are interested in obtaining or renewing your RDA license in California, you must pass the California Dental Law and Ethics Examination. The Dental Specialties Institute, Inc. course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to succeed. For over a decade we have been providing complete and comprehensive education for students and practicing Dental Assistants who want to obtain their license.