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REMEMBER to complete your mandatory continuing education requirements before you submit your license renewal form. The current cycle runs from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017. You need to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every two years in approved subject areas. Dental hygienists who are registered as Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioners must complete 5 of these hours in public health coursework, and hygienists who have local anesthesia certification must complete 3 hours of their coursework in local anesthesia topics. For more information on continuing education in PA, go to the PA State Board of Dentistry website at: Click on Rules and Regulations, then click on Continuing Dental Education. DO NOT assume that a course is an approved subject area simply because it is being offered by an approved program sponsor. Because of this, it is suggested you get above the 20 hours recommended. The State Board of Dentistry conducts random audits to verify your credits.

“Academy Approval” indicates that a continuing education course appears to meet selected criteria. It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if a particular course is acceptable for license renewal. However, applicants should be aware that not all courses offered and approved by the Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies are approved for Continuing Education credits by the State Board of Dentistry. The Academy does not endorse or recommend any individual continuing education course and is not accountable for the quality of any course content. Certificates of Attendance should be retained by licensees in their own personal professional file.

During the course of its operations and advertisement for CE Courses, the PDHA and its components will not sell or distribute, or in any other way disseminate those email addresses or home addresses to third parties. Local Components and the PDHA will not use those email addresses and home addresses except for PDHA and Local Component communication purposes as agreed to by the Executive Committee of the Local Component and the PDHA Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

PDHA Sponsored Courses

Looking for a unique way to earn continuing education credits?  The PDHA is pleased to offer a great way for working hygienists to earn 3 CEUs! Please consider giving an In-Service Oral Health Training for caregivers at a nursing home near you. You can be a double winner. You can receive three FREE continuing education credits and your recipients will receive a wealth of great facts. Please visit the Nursing Home project page under Public Health on the website menu for all the details!

Saturday, May 2, 2015, PHDHP Conference in Williamsport, PA, 5 CEUs Available!  Full Details/Registration

** ATTENTION PHDHPs:  If you have not been receiving mail or emails about PHDHP information and events, please send a request to be added to the mailing list along with your contact information (mailing address and email address), along with your PHDHP license number to PDHA Central Office at **

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Sunday, November 8, 2015, Each year, the PDHA hosts its Annual Session at the Keystone Dental Health Conference.  This event is held at different locations around PA and boasts over 20 CEU credits from world-renowned speakers.  The 2015 conference will be held November 4-8, 2015 in Gettysburg, PA.  Be sure to check back in late summer for all the details and registration info!

Local Component Courses


Friday, May 15, 2015, 4 CEUs, 9:00AM-1:00PM, “Radiation Safety for the Dental Professional” By: Susanne Atkinson, RDH, Inn At Reading, Wyomissing, PA.  Registration at 7:45AM and Breakfast Buffet.  Registration and Information: Berks-Schuylkill Spring CE 2015


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Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley CE Registration Form all classes

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2 CEUs, 7:00P-9:00PM, “Non-Cancerous Oral Diseases that Every Dental Professional Should Know” By: Debbie Levine Goldstein, RDH, BS, MS, Green Pond Country Club, Bethlehem.  Registration from 6:00PM-7:00PM with light refreshments and snacks.  Registration: LVDHA Winter Spring 2015 CE Registration Forms

SAVE THE DATE!  Wednesday, September 2, 2015, “CPR for Healthcare Professionals”, Green Pond Country Club, Bethlehem.

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7:45AM-11:45AM, “ACPs of Caries Management and Prevention” with Lillian Caperila, RDH, MEd and Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, Green Pond Country Club, Bethlehem.

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, December 5, 2015, Bus Trip to New York City.


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North Central

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Please see information on PHDHP conference being held in Williamsport at the top of this page!


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Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 6 CEUs, 10:00am-4:30pm (includes lunch), “Cavity Free Kids”, By: Helen Hawkey, BSDH, PHDHP; Shannon Kleckner, RDH, PHDHP; Amy Requa, CRNP, CPNP; Dana Shaffer, BSDH, PHDHP; Registration limited to the first 50 appllicants, Registration: NWPDHA – Cavity Free Kids Registration Form


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Western PA

SAVE THE DATE!  Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 6 CEU Course, Marriott Pittsburgh North


Other Courses in the PA Area

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015 – Annual District II Workshop.  For more information click: D2 15 – registration 3.4.15


College Sponsored Courses

Community College of Philadelphia

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Fortis Institute – Erie

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Harcum College

Detailed Harcum College continuing education course information is listed here.

Annual Dental Expo (including required 3 hours related to local anesthesia)

Related Dental Course Offerings

Harrisburg Area Community College

Course Registration Forms and Information, including local anesthesia, may be found on our website.  For directions to course locations, visit our website at:

Luzerne Community College

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Manor College

Visit for general information and registration forms for classes.

Montgomery County Community College

Late Spring Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists Certification Course – Hybrid Course (32 hours – combination of 6 computer online sessions with 2 synchronized sessions completed at home and 3 evening lab sessions on campus). Brochure/Registration Information

Weeks of Online Computer and Synchronized Session:  Weeks of 3/27/15 through 5/1/15 

Labs - Fridays:
5/8/15 from 5:15pm – 10:15pm,
5/15/15 from 5:15pm – 9:15pm &
5/22/15 from 5:15pm – 9:15pm

Northampton Community College

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Penn College of Technology

Click here for information on PCT’s Local Anesthesia course for Dental Hygienists!

Temple University

Temple University’s Dental eCampus is a new initiative which provides you with access to online courses and webinars with continuing education credits.  Please see the attached information for more information and to join a webinar.

For All Courses:   Brochure      Registration Form
 Questions? Nicole Carreño at 215.707.7541 or Email:

-15% Temple Dental Alumni Discount

-10% Discount if you sign up for 3 or more courses. (There are no changes or refunds with this option.)

-Word of Mouth Discount for full fee paying attendees – Bring one or more friends/colleagues to a continuing education course and receive a 20% discount on a future course. (Discounted course must be taken within 6 months time to qualify.)


Friday, May 8, 2015, “Is Occlusion an Illusion?” by Dr. David Donatelli and Dr. Scott Nakamura,  - D $195 DT $95; SFC / 3CE

Friday, May 29, 2015, “Prosthetically Driven Implant Treatment Planning and Contemporary Computer Guided Surgery” by Dr. Hai Qing,  - D $195 DT $95; SFC / 3CE

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, “Composites Can Be Beautiful!” (Hands On) by Dr. Howard Glazer,  - D$225 DT $100; SFC / 3CE

Friday, October 2, 2015, “Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for the General Dentist” by Dr. Harold Slutsky, – D$295 DT$125; SFC / 6CE

Friday, October 9, 2015, “The 7 Habits of Highly Esthetic Dentists” by Dr. Joseph Greenberg,  - D$295 DT$125; SFC / 6CE

Friday, October 23, 2015, “The Art and Science of Restorative Dentistry” by Dr. S. Rand Werrin,  - D $195 DT $95; SFC /

Friday, November 11, 2015, “3CE Telescopic Retainers – Universal Solution for the Restoration of the Deteriorated Dentition” by Dr. Joseph Breitman,  - D$295 DT$125; SFC / 6CE

Travel and Learn (No Discounts Apply)

June 28, 2015, 7 Night Western Mediterranean Aboard Norwegian Epic: “36 Shades of Gray: The Fascination and Frustration of Radiographic Diagnosis in the 21st Century and Managing Teeth for a Lifetime”By: Dr. J.E. Bouquot and Dr. Robert Seghi

University of Pennsylvania

For more information on University of Penn courses, go to or contact: Susan Conroy at: 215-573-9098 / 866-PENN-CDE or

University of Pittsburgh

All courses will be updated here on all Pitt offerings

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s free Board Approved Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting course:

Westmoreland County Community College

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Non-association corporate advertising is available.  The current rate is $50 per CE ad; posted for 30 days.  Please email for more details.

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