Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act

Saturday, January 6 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Infection Control ­– Eve Cuny, BA, MS

This two-hour lecture course provides the dental team with the latest information on infection control and meets the Dental Board of California’s re-licensure requirements for two units of continuing education in infection control. 

You Will Learn

  • Current recommendations for control of dental unit waterline contamination
  • Precautions for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases
  • The requirements of the California Dental Practice Act’s minimum standards for infection control
  • Examples of how the requirements can be incorporated into every day clinical practice

California Dental Practice Act ­– Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA

This course is a review of the essential elements of the California Dental Practice Act.

You Will Learn

  • The Dental Practice Act: What it is and where to find it?
  • Acts in violation of the Dental Practice Act 
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Keeping or losing your license (citations, fines, revocation, suspension)
  • License renewal regulations and procedures
  • How dentists and auxiliaries get into trouble
  • Advertising in dentistry
  • Child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence reporting
  • Termination of care and patient abandonment
  • Substance abuse and diversion

Who Should Attend

The Dental Board of California requires that all dentists, registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants take two units each of dental law and infection control every two years in order to renew their licenses.

Tuition: $145 (includes coffee/tea service in the morning)
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits:   This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.


Eve Cuny, BA, MS, is director of environmental health and safety, director of global initiatives and associate professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. She is an internationally recognized expert in infection control in dentistry, publishing and lecturing on infection control for the past 25 years. She served on the working group that developed the 2003 CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry, and was recently appointed to the National Occupational Research Agenda Council.

Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA, is professor of psychology and ethics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry where he directs the biomedical ethics program. A graduate of West Point, he has a PhD in counseling from Wayne State University and has received training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Loyola University of Chicago. He is author of The Psychology of Executive Coaching and the hypnosis CD, Relieving Dental Anxiety.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.