Question: European countries have rejected fluoridation, so why should we fluoridate water?

Answer: Europe has used a variety of programs to provide fluoride’s benefits to the public. Water fluoridation is one of these programs. Fluoridated water reaches 12 million Europeans, mostly residents of Great Britain, Ireland and Spain. Fluoridated milk programs reach millions of additional Europeans, mostly in Eastern Europe. Salt fluoridation is the most widely used… Continue Reading Question: European countries have rejected fluoridation, so why should we fluoridate water?

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?