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§ 2037. Dental Operation, Defined.

16 CA ADC § 2037Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 20. Veterinary Medical Board (Refs & Annos)
Article 4. Practice
16 CCR § 2037
§ 2037. Dental Operation, Defined.
(a) The term “dental operation” as used in Business and Professions Code section 4826 means:
(1) The application or use of any instrument, device, or scaler to any portion of an animal's tooth, gum or any related tissue for the prevention, cure or relief of any wound, fracture, injury or disease of an animal's tooth, gum or related tissue; and
(2) Preventive dental procedures including, but not limited to, the removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque, stains or the smoothing, filing, scaling or polishing of tooth surfaces.
(b) Nothing in this regulation shall prohibit any person from utilizing cotton swabs, gauze, dental floss, dentifrice, or toothbrushes on an animal's teeth.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4808, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 4826, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 4-2-90; operative 5-2-90 (Register 90, No. 14).
2. Amendment filed 9-27-2013; operative 1-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 39).
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2037, 16 CA ADC § 2037
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