6 Common Questions About Dental CE Courses
6 Common Questions About Dental CE Courses
Continued Education in dentistry — or CE courses — can vary from risk management to documentation standards to employment practices liability. It’s a big, wide world of CME requirements, Category types, and credit hours. You might be left with a lot of questions — let’s cover 6 common questions we’ve been asked about dental CE courses and what you can do to make the yearly process easier!
How many CE credits do dentists need in Texas?
Howdy neighbors! In Texas, licensees holding an active license to practice have to get at least twenty-four hours of appropriate continuing education every 2 years.
- At least 16 hours of your coursework has to be technical or scientific. The terms “technical” and “scientific” as applied to continuing education mean that courses have significant intellectual or practical content and are designed to directly enhance your knowledge and skills.
- 8 hours or less of your coursework can be in risk-management courses.
- 8 hours or less of your CE courses can be self-study! Examples of self-study courses are correspondence courses, video courses, audio courses, and reading courses.
- As part of the 24-hour requirement, a course in human trafficking prevention approved by the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission must be completed. We talked about this in our last article!
How many CE credits do you need for an RDA in Texas?
An RDA is required by Texas’ SBDE to have at least 6 hours of CE each year (and pay an annual fee to retain the credential of RDA.)
How many CE credits do you need for a dental assistant in Texas?
A dental assistant also has to complete 6 hours of continuing education each year! These are in areas covering dental assistant duties, more specifically.
Quality Of Online Dental CE Or Cost? What Should You Prioritize?
Good research drives good decisions, and dentistry is a knowledge-based profession. When it comes to online dental CE, ease of use and getting as much information in as short of time as possible is important. So — what to look for?
The right knowledge can only improve your practice and personal life and will return many times over the cost of admission. If a course or instructor offers great value and supports your passions — cost is no object! Prioritize the effort and investment on your end. Great online CE isn’t “simple and easy” to put together by any means. You can expect to pay a fair fee for the better courses and get your money’s worth!
The key component for great online learning experiences is material that is both relevant and delivered in a manner that keeps your attention. The content needs to be delivered in a way that guarantees retention and the ability for you to understand the information conceptually, all the way to knowledge application. When making choices about what courses to take, think about the course material, outline, lessons, and learning objectives.
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How many CE hours do I need for my continued dental education?
Many dentists ask us what the requirements are when it comes to their CE Credits. Some states even have zero CE requirements; like Wyoming. State CE Requirements for Dentists are different per state and can change. However, here’s a list of the general requirements. Keep in mind, this information could have changed, and you should always check with your state’s licensing board.
Where Can I Find Dental License Applications By State?
Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama
Board of Dental Examiners of Alaska
Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
Dental Board of California
Colorado Dental Board
Connecticut State Dental Commission
Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Florida Board of Dentistry
Georgia Board of Dentistry
Hawaii State Board of Dental Examiners
Idaho State Board of Dentistry
Illinois Board of Dentistry
Indiana State Board of Dentistry
Iowa Dental Board
Kansas Dental Board
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
Maine Board of Dental Practice
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
Michigan Board of Dentistry
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
Missouri Dental Board
Montana Board of Dentistry
Nebraska Board of Dentistry
Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
New York State Board for Dentistry
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North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners
Ohio State Dental Board
Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry
Oregon Board of Dentistry
Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry
South Carolina Board of Dentistry
South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
Tennessee Board of Dentistry
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
Utah Dentist and Dental Hygienist Licensing Board
Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
Virginia Board of Dentistry
Dental Quality Assurance Commission
West Virginia Board of Dentistry
Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners
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