Are there requirements for the types of courses that must be taken?

Yes. For dentists, 25 of 30 hours must be in the clinical practice of dentistry or medicine. The remaining five hours can be in any course relating to the practice of dentistry or medicine. For dental hygienists, not less than two of the 12 hours must be training in infection control and not more than… Continue Reading Are there requirements for the types of courses that must be taken?

How do I substantiate my CE hours and how long should I keep proof of completion of CE?

You will need to obtain a certificate from the program’s sponsor showing that you attended their program. Certificates of attendance or completion must be kept for a period of six years. The department has the authority to conduct random audits of CE compliance and/or will do so especially if a complaint is brought against you.… Continue Reading How do I substantiate my CE hours and how long should I keep proof of completion of CE?

What if I have not completed my CE requirement at the time of renewal?

You will not be able to obtain a renewal license until you have completed the CE requirement for that biennium. Once you have successfully completed the 30 hours of CE, you can submit for late renewal of your license by filing an application with the Department of Safety and Professional Services and paying the initial… Continue Reading What if I have not completed my CE requirement at the time of renewal?

How will I be able to find programs to attend that qualify for CE credit?

A program will qualify for CE credits if it is sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national or international dental or medical professional organization. It will also qualify if it is a college-level course that is offered by a post-secondary institution accredited by the American Dental Association or another recognized educational accrediting body.

Do study clubs qualify as professional organizations?

Yes, as long as they meet the following criteria: (a) include two or more dentists or dental hygienists who discuss CE topics relating to the practice of dentistry or medicine or the clinical practice of dental hygiene; (b) have been in existence for at least a year; (c) meet face-to-face at least once a year;… Continue Reading Do study clubs qualify as professional organizations?