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Dental Hygienist CE

Home Study Educators, HSE (healthcampus.comâ„¢) is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider. We offer high quality home-study continuing education courses written by dental professionals. Courses are offered in mail-order or online book format. Simply select your course(s), take the exam by paper or online and receive your certificates instantly!

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Click here to sign up our Dental Video SubscriptionWe suggest that you check your state requirements before enrolling in any course.healthcampus.com is a duly-accredited member and meets all of the Florida board renewal requirements. Healthcampus.com Florida Dental CE Provider No. BP000453

Dental CE – Why You Need It?

Dental continuing education (CE) is mandatory in nearly all states today to be able to practice dentistry. The constant and, at times, rapid influx of updated methods and issues in dental care and new technologies in dental science has made it crucial for state boards to make it a requirement for license renewal and has made it imperative for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants to keep up with the latest.

Healthcampus.com – through its Home Study Educators (HSE) – offers all the courses required by a state board to complete your dental CE for your certification and/or your license renewal. Modern-day health issues such as HIV-AIDS and hepatitis and important innovations in dental science such as dental implants are integral parts of the HSE program, as are a full suite of other topics selected, developed, and written by dental professionals and dental educators with the special aim of providing only high-value materials that you can easily and independently study at home.

HSE, a duly accredited ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider, offers all its courses in two convenient formats: mail-order book format AND online book format. You choose the format you prefer. To complete your dentistry continuing education, just choose your courses (the state board requires a minimum number of credits), get your materials (mail order OR online book), take the exam (it’s available online if you chose online book), get your certificate. Completing mandatory continuing education has never been easier!

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Courses By State

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Courses By State

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State Requirements

ALASKA

Dentists: 28 CE hours (14 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due by 12/31 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 14 CE hours (7 can be taken online or through correspondence) due by 12/13 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009)

ARIZONA

Dentists: 72 CE hours (24 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) required every three years each dentist has individual license expiration date.

Dental Hygienists: 54 CE hours (24 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) required every three years each dental hygienist has individual license expiration date.

ARKANSAS

Dentists: 50 CE hours – all CE can be taken online (except CPR re certification, which is required and needs to be in a classroom) due every two years by 12/31 of even years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 40 CE hours all CE can be taken online (except CPR re certification, which is required and needs to be in a classroom) due every two years by 12/31 of even years (ex. 2008).

Registered Dental Assistants: 2 CE hours due every two years.

CALIFORNIA

Dentists: 50 CE hours (25 hours can be taken online or through correspondence required courses are: 2 hours of California Infection Control, 2 hours of California Dental Practice Act, and CPR is required in the classroom) required every two years due by individuals birthday, every other year.

Dental Hygienist: 25 CE hours (12 can be taken online or through correspondence required courses are: 2 hours of California Infection Control, 2 hours of California Dental Practice Act, and CPR is required in the classroom) required every two years due by individuals birthday, every other year.

Registered Dental Assistants: 25 CE hours (required courses are: 2 hours of California Infection Control, 2 hours of California Dental Practice Act, and CPR is required in the classroom) required every two years due by individuals birthday, every other year.

COLORADO

No CE requirements for the state.

CONNECTICUT

Dentists: 25 CE hours (all can be taken online) due every two years on individuals birthday, starting 10/2/2007.

Dental Hygienists: 16 CE hours required (none can be taken online) – due every two years on individuals birthday, starting 10/2/2007.

DELAWARE

Dentists: 50 CE hours (20 hours can be taken online or through correspondence, and 10 of these 20 have to be testing hours) due every two years by 3/1. Each individual has their assigned expiration year.

Dental Hygienists: 25 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence, and 5 of these 10 must be testing hours) – due every two years by 3/1. Each individual has their assigned expiration year.

FLORIDA

Dentists: 30 CE hours (all can be taken online, except CPR which is required and must be taken in a classroom). Required courses are: 2 hrs of Medical Errors, 1 hour of HIV Review, 1 hour of Domestic Violence, and CPR (in classroom). Due every two years on 3/1, on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 24 CE hours (all can be taken online, except CPR which is required and must be taken in a classroom). Required courses are: 2 hrs of Medical Errors, 1 hour of HIV Review, 1 hour of Domestic Violence, and CPR (in classroom). Due every two years on 3/1, on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

GEORGIA

Dentists: 40 CE hours (all can be taken online, except CPR, worth 4 hours, which must be taken in a classroom through American Red Cross) due every two years on 12/31 of odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Dental Hygienists: 22 CE hours (only 11 hours can be taken online) due every two years on 12/31 of odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

HAWAII

Dentists: 32 CE hours (16 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 12/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Dental Hygienists: 32 CE Hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 12/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

IDAHO

Dentists: 15 CE hours (all credits can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year, each individual has their own expiration date.

Dental Hygienists: 12 CE hours (all credits can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year, each individual has their own expiration date.

ILLINOIS

Dentists: 32 CE hours (16 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years by 9/30 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 24 CE hours (12 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years by 9/30 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

INDIANA

Dentists: 20 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence). Required course is CPR (must be completed in a classroom) due every two years, each individuals renewal date is on their birthday, on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 14 CE hours (7 hours can be taken online or through correspondence). Required course is CPR (must be completed in a classroom) – due every two years, each individuals renewal date is on their birthday, on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

IOWA

Dentists: 30 CE hours (12 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 08/31 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE Hours (12 can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 08/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Registered Dental Assistants: 20 CE Hours (12 can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 8/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

KANSAS

Dentists: 60 CE hours (all credits can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 12/1 of even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours (all credits can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years on 12/1 of even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

KENTUCKY

Dentists: 30 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required courses are: 1 hour of Infection Control and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. Due every two years on 12/1 on odd numbered years (ex. 2007).

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required courses are: 1 hour of Infection Control and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. Due every two years on 12/1 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

LOUISIANA

Dentists: 40 CE hours (20 hours can be taken online or through correspondence), and CPR must be taken in a classroom. Due every two years on 12/31.

Dental Hygienist: 20 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence), and CPR must be taken in a classroom. Due every two years on 12/31.

MAINE

Dentists: 40 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) CPR is mandatory every two years. Due 12/31 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours (5 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) CPR is mandatory every two years. Due 12/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

MARYLAND

Dentists: 30 CE hours (15 hours can be taken on line or through correspondence) – required course is 1 hour of Infectious Disease Control. Due every two years, after 12/31.

Dental Hygienist: 30 CE hours (15 hours can be taken on line or through correspondence) required course is 1 hour of Infectious Disease Control. Due every two years, after 12/31.

MASSACHUSETTS

Dentists: 40 CE hours (8 hours can be taken online or through correspondence), due December 31st, every two years.

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence), due December 31st, every two years.

MICHIGAN

Dentists: 60 CE hours (20 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Due every 3 years.

Dental Hygienists: 36 CE hours (12 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) – Due every 3 years.

Registered Dental Assistants: 36 CE hours (12 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) – Due every 3 years.

MINNESOTA

Dentists: 50 CE hours due every two years.

Dental Hygienists: 25 CE hours due every two years.

Registered Dental Assistants: 25 CE hours due every two years.

MISSISSIPPI

Dentists: 40 CE hours (all hours can be taken online except CPR, which is required in a classroom) due by 11/1 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009)

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours (all hours can be taken online except CPR, which is required in a classroom) – due by 11/1 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Registered Dental Assistants: 12 CE hours due every two years.

MISSOURI

Dentists: 50 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required course is Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dental Offices, and 40 of the CE hours have to be knowledge and skills in treatment, health and safety of individual patient. Due every two years on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 25 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence) – Required course is Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dental Offices. Due every two years on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

MONTANA

Dentists: 60 CE hours (cannot be taken online) due every three years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

Dental Assistants: 36 CE hours (cannot be taken online) due every three years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

NEBRASKA

Dentists: 32 CE hours (10 hours can be done online or through correspondence) due every two years, on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Dental Hygienists: 32 CE hours (10 hours can be done online or through correspondence) due every two years, on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

NEVADA

Dentists: 20 CE hours (6 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year.

Dental Hygienists: 15 CE hours (6 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year.

NEW HAMPHIRE

Dentists: 40 CE hours (8 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years.

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years.

NEW JERSEY

Dentists: 40 CE hours (8 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years by 10/31 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009)

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) required course is: Nitrous Oxide refresher due every two years on 1/1 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008)

Registered Dental Assistants: 10 CE hours due every two years.

NEW MEXICO

Dentists: 60 CE hours (30 hours can be taken online) due every 3 years by 6/30 each individual has their own expiration year.

Dental Hygienists: 45 CE hours (22 hours can be taken online) due every 3 years by 6/30 each individual has their own expiration year.

Registered Dental Assistants: 30 CE hours (15 hours can be taken online) due every 3 years by 6/30 each individual has their own expiration year.

NEW YORK

Dentists: 45 CE hours (15 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required course is “Infection Control” due every 3 years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

Dental Hygienists: 24 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required course is “Infection Control” due every 3 years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

NORTH CAROLINA

Dentists: 15 CE hours (3 hours can be done online or through correspondence) due every three years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

Dental Hygienists: 6 CE hours (2 hours can be done online or through correspondence) due every three years. Each individual has their own expiration date.

NORTH DAKOTA

Dentists: 20 CE hours (6 hours can be taken in a classroom or through correspondence) Due on 7/1 on even-numbered years (ex. 2008).

Dental Hygienists: 15 CE hours (6 hours can be taken in a classroom or through correspondence) Due on 7/1 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Registered Dental Assistants: 8 CE hours required.

OHIO

Dentists: 40 CE hours, including 7 hours of Substance Abuse and 7 hours of Infection Control due 12/31 on odd years.

Dental Hygienists: 12 CE hours due 12/31 on odd years.

OKLAHOMA

Dentists: 60 CE hours Required courses are: 3 hours of Medical Emergency, and 2 hours of Patient Management. Due every 3 years, each individual has their own expiration date.

Dental Assistants: 40 CE hours Required courses are: 3 hours of Medical Emergency, and 2 hours of Patient Management. Due every 3 years, each individual has their own expiration date.

OREGON

Dentists: 40 CE hours (all credits can be taken online) due every two years on 3/31 expiration year varies per individual.

Dental Hygienists: 24 CE hours (all credits can be taken online) due every two years on 9/30 expiration year varies per individual.

PENNSYLVANIA

Dentists: 30 CE hours (15 can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years.

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours due every two years.

Registered Dental Assistants: 10 CE hours due every two years.

RHODE ISLAND

Dentists: 60 CE hours (6 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every 3 years.

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours due every 3 years.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Dentists: 14 CE hours (all CE hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year by 3/1.

Dental Hygienists: 7 CE hours (all CE hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every year by 3/1.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Dentists: 100 CE hours (75 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every 5 years, date is different for every individual.

Dental Hygienists: 75 CE hours (50 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every 5 years, date is different for every individual. Required course: 5 hours of Radiography.

Registered Dental Assistants: 60 CE hours required every 5 years.

TENNESEE

Dentists: 40 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required to take 2 hours of Chemical Dependency due every two years on individuals birth month.

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Required to take 2 hours of Chemical Dependency due every two years on individuals birth month.

Registered Dental Assistant: 24 CE hours (all can be taken online or through correspondence) – Required to take 2 hours of Chemical Dependency due every two years on individuals birth month.

TEXAS

Dentists: 12 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence CPR must be taken in a classroom) due every year, each individual has their own expiration day. every year for Dentist and Hygienist.

Dental Hygienists: 15 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence CPR must be taken in a classroom) due every year, each individual has their own expiration day.

Registered Dental Assistants: 15 CE hours (4 hours can be taken online or through correspondence CPR must be taken in a classroom) due every year, each individual has their own expiration day.

UTAH

Dentists: 30 CE hours (all CE can be taken online or through correspondence courses must be Clinical and not Practice Management) due 5/31 of even-numbered years.

Dental Hygienists: 30 CE hours (all CE can be taken online or through correspondence courses must be Clinical and not Practice Management) due 5/31 of even-numbered years.

VERMONT

Dentists: 40 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence) Due every two years on 9/30 on odd-numbered years (ex. 2009).

Dental Hygienists: Effective after the 2009 renewal: dental hygienists must satisfactorily complete 18 hours of continuing education as provided below. 15 credits or hours must be taken in clinical or didactic dental or dental hygiene subject areas. The remaining three credits or hours may be taken in non-scientific areas appropriate to the practice of dental hygiene.



Licensees must renew their license every odd numbered year (i.e. 2011).

VIRGINIA

Dentists: 15 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence, CPR refresher is required) due 3/31 every year.

Dental Hygienists: 15 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence, CPR refresher is required) due 3/31 every year.

WASHINGTON

Dentists: 21 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence required courses are: HIV/Aids Review is required only one time) due every year, dates are different for every individual.

Dental Hygienists: 15 CE hours (all hours can be taken online or through correspondence required courses are: HIV/Aids Review is required only one time) due every year, dates are different for every individual.

WEST VIRGINIA

Dentists: 35 CE hours (17 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years.

Dental Hygienists: 20 CE hours (10 hours can be taken online or through correspondence) due every two years.

WISCONSIN

Dentists: No CE requirements

Dental Hygienists: No CE requirements.

WYOMING

Dentists: No CE hours for renewal. Only CPR is mandatory

Dental Hygienists: No CE requirements.