Apr 17, 2014
  1. Pre-Dental
Please, I beg you. Do not pay for a study guide!

Test over view:

  • 50 questions (50% ethics/50% practice act)
  • 50 minutes
  • 75% - Pass (?)
  • Taken at PSI center ($22 fee)
  • Instant test results
  • Bring ID
Study Materials

** if the URL’s are out of date, just google the name of the doc

** CDA often updates their docs and are a reputable source

-Official Test Guide (Provides key topics to focus on)


- California Dental Association (CDA) Code of Ethics:


-Dental Board of California Dental Permits

Permits for Licensees - Dental Board of California

- CDA’s Practice Act Summary


-CDA Table of Permitted Duties


Additional Resources

- Univ of The Pacific: Cali Law and Ethics PPT
https://dental.live.pacific.edu/sites/default/files/users/user244/Peltier PPT Handout.pdf

- “Example” questions posted on previous SDN Cali Law & Ethics forums


  • Focus on numbers (# of days)
  • Be able to answer all prompts on the PSI guide
  • Quizlet is great for memorizing the table of permitted duties
  • Take the exam seriously, if you fail you can not retake for another 3 months
  • Submit application months in advance
  • For the ethics section, choose the answer that an ethical robot would choose
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