CSPD OCE is a CE provider for both ADA CERP and the Dental Board of California (DBC). On-demand continuing education is considered different from the live, face-to-face instruction, that typically is provided at meetings where attendees may ask questions to the lecturer. CSPD usually records these live lectures and turns them into on-demand, correspondence type courses. To assure the DBC and ADA CERP that OCE users are benefiting from the recorded lecture, CSPD OCE platform requires users to complete a short quiz before a CE certificate of attendance is issued.
In California, these on-demand correspondence type CE credits are limited to 50% or less of the total CE units required for reapplying for state dental licenses and sedation types of permits. They could be 100% of one’s sedation certificate requirement but less than 50% of the total CE biannual requirement.