Courses in Your Area

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! ** 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 **

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6CEUs, 7:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast, 8:30AM-3:30PM Course (with lunch included), “The Plaque Monologues”, By Dr. Brian B. Novy, Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg  Registration/Information

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Sunday, November 7, 2017:  SAVE THE DATE!  The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 94th PDHA Annual Session:  The 2017 conference will be held in Lancaster at the Lancaster Marriott November 2-5, 2017.  Registration will open in August 2017.


ADHA Sponsored Courses

Wednesday June 14, 2017 – Tuesday June 20, 2017:  ADHA’s 2017 CLL at the 94th Annual Session,  Jacksonville, FL; Venue: Prime Osborn Convention Center and Hyatt Jacksonville; Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Jacksonville; Registration Opens January 2017; CE Courses/Event Tickets & Housing Open January 2017;  Registration starts at $199   Hotel rates begin at $169++ per night.


Local Component Courses



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Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6CEUs, 7:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast, 8:30AM-3:30PM Course (with lunch included), “The Plaque Monologues”, By Dr. Brian B. Novy, Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg  Registration/Information

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 4CEUs, 7:30AM Registration & Breakfast, 8:15AM Business Meeting, 8:30AM-12:30PM Course, ““Transforming Patient Care Through the Integration of New Products, Technologies, and Diagnostic Testing”, By Lisandra Maisonet, RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA, Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia   Registration/Information


Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4 CEUs, 8:30AM-12:30PM, “Practicing Smarter, Not Harder: Getting to Yes with Periodontal Patients” By: Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, Location: Greensburg Country Club  Registration/Information

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1:30PM-3:30PM, CPR Recertification (Healthcare Provider), Location: Greensburg Country Club, CPR FREE for Members!  Registration/Information

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30PM-9:00PM, 1 CEU, “Products Night and ADHA Student Member Installation,” Jaden’s Restaurant, Monroeville, PA
FREE for Members! More information will be posted in late January 2017

Other Courses in the PA Area

Online_Ad_PA-Hygientists_2016 March 8-9-10, 2017 – 2017 Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference at the Valley Forge Casino Resort and Convention Center, King of Prussia PA. **Discount Course Pricing for Dental Hygienists. Fulfill your PA State Board of Dentistry CE Requirements due March 31, 2017 (Hygienists – 20 CEU, Dentists – 30 CEU, EFDA – 10 CEU). Over 30 AGD, CERP & PDHA Accredited Courses plus 65 Exhibiting Companies. 18 CE Credits available over three days. Watch for Early Registration in September. Visit for the 2017 Program and special exhibit hall events! Sponsored by the Second District (Greater Philadelphia/Valley Forge) Dental Association of Pennsylvania.


College Sponsored Courses


Community College of Philadelphia

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Fortis Institute – Erie

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Fortis Institute – Scranton

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Harcum College

Detailed Harcum College continuing education course information is listed here. Annual Dental Expo Related Dental Course Offerings

Harrisburg Area Community College

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Luzerne Community College

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Manor College

Visit for general information and registration forms for classes.

Montgomery County Community College

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3CEUs, 8:30AM Registration, 9:00AM-12:00PM Course, “Local Anesthesia:  An Anatomy Review”, By L. Teal Mercer, RDH, MPH, Rosemary Herman, RDH, M.Ed. & Deborah Gnutti, RDH, MA, Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Campus, Science Center, Room 214, 340 DeKalb Pike    Registration/Information

March 10 – April 15, 2017  – “Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists” Hybrid Course; 32 hours (Combination of 6 computer online sessions with 2 synchronized sessions completed at home and 3 evening lab sessions on campus) Weeks of Online Computer and Synchronized Session:

Weeks of 3/10/17 through 4/15/17     Synchronized Sessions: 3/19/17 and 4/16/17 (Sun. 7pm)
Labs: Friday, 5:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m. 4/21/17,
Friday, 5:15 p.m.- 9:15 p.m. 4/28/17 &
Friday, 5:15 p.m.- 9:15 p.m. 5/5/17

Limited Space Available    More Information/Brochure

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 information page 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.)


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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:

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 3 CEUs, 9:00AM-12:00PM, “Mandated Reporting for Health Professionals: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse”

Saturday, February 18, 2017, CPR Renewal Course: “BLS Healthcare Provider Training”

Friday, February 24, 2017, 3 CEUs, 8:30AM-11:30AM, “Local Anesthesia Review for Dental Hygienists”

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5 CEUs, 9:00AM-2:30PM, “Dental Public Health in PA and the Role of the Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP)”

Westmoreland County Community College

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Non-association corporate advertising is available.  The current rate per CE ad is:
1 month – $50.00
3 months – $125.00
6+ months – $250.00
Please email for more details.  If you know of a course that should be added to our calendar, please contact the webmaster.


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