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Infection Control/OSHA & California Dental Practice Act

  • Fri, May 05, 2023 | 8:00 AM - Fri, May 05, 2023 | 2:00 PM
  • Location: Monterey Marriott
  • Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Dental Practice Act Required Course

8–9 a.m. Registration/Full Breakfast (no lunch will be served)

9–11:30 a.m. — Infection Control – 2.5 C.E. — Speaker Theresa McCarter, RDH, Hygienewize
11:30–11:50 a.m. — Break
12–2 p.m. — California Dental Practice Act – 2 C.E. — Speaker Arthur Curley

4.5 Total C.E. (Satisfies Dental Board renewal mandate)

MBDS Member Dentists — $149
Staff — $149
Nonmember Dentists — $249

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No refunds after April 30, 2023.


Theresa McCarter, RDH
Theresa McCarter, RDH, BSDH

Theresa is a clinician, educator, author, consultant, and a national speaker. She is a graduate of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program and Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in Southern California. Theresa is the the owner of Hygienewize, a CE approved provider for the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Board of California.

Arthur Curley
Arthur W. Curley

Mr. Curley is a senior trial attorney in the California healthcare defense firm of J Supple Law. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with honors in 1970, he obtained his J.D. in 1974 from the UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Jurisprudence at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a trial attorney, he has been defending doctors for over 46 years and has presented risk management courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Curley has published several articles on risk management and authored chapters in numerous textbooks on oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.

Interested in protecting and preserving young smiles?

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The Monterey County Oral Health Program is seeking volunteer dental professionals to screen kindergarteners and first-graders and link them to dental care services. The goal of this effort is to promote a “dental home” with families and detect untreated tooth decay among young age children.

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News from ADA


Online C.E. is now available ​free to all active MBDS members​.

With member needs in mind during COVID-19 physical distancing, Monterey Bay Dental Society is partnering with Viva Learning to provide live and pre-recorded distance learning C.E. opportunities. 

Dentistry 4 Vets logoThe Dentistry4Vets Foundation provides ​high ​quality ​dentistry and ​dental ​implant ​care for the deserving veterans of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties through volunteer efforts within our community. They have local veterans in need of dental care.