REMEMBER to complete your mandatory continuing education requirements before you submit your license renewal form. The current cycle runs from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019.

Current Continuing Education Requirements:
Dental Hygiene License (RDH)
• 20 continuing education credits
• 10 must be live (Webinar will count if it is live streamed)
• 10 can be obtained from online sources
• 2 of these credits must be in child abuse and can be obtain from a preapproved source

Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner License (PHDHP)
• All Above Dental Hygiene License CE Requirements
– 5 credit hours of the 20 must be in a public health related field
– the child abuse credit hours count towards this requirement

Local Anesthesia License
• Above Dental Hygiene License CE Requirements
– 3 credit hours in local anesthesia update or pharmacology

GO TO THE SOURCE: Email: st-dentistry@state.pa.us and request a copy of the Title 49: Professional and Vocational Standards, Chapter 33: State Board of Dentistry – or go online to http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter33/chap33toc.html and view the regulations online.

The state board of dentistry reserves the right to challenge the validity of all CE courses. It is recommended to obtain more than the 20 credit hours.

Need a copy of a continuing education certificate? All the CE records that are approved by Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies are available for you. They are available under the “sessions attended” tab on your Member page.  Click HERE to log in to your Member Profile page.

Did you know? The PDHA recommends that all hygienists keep proof of their CE certificates for the previous TWO renewal periods. The State Board of Dentistry can audit dental professionals for FOUR years prior to the current licensure period.

Any further questions please contact Government Relations Chair, Laura DeHennis at LAURADEH@yahoo.com

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.

If you have attended a Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance Act 31 course, you must log onto training.pa-fsa.org and fill out the Act 31 Credits form to register your attendance.  Click on the Act 31 button and fill out the demographic form, as you were instructed to do at your course.  You must complete the form in order for the state board to be notified.

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 pdha@outlook.com **

The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 95th PDHA Annual Session – Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018: The 2018 conference will be held in Scranton at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

Updated schedule, here!

Click here to register and learn more!

***Registration will open August 1st 2018***

Sunday November 11th, 2018:  3 CEU, Angela Yorina, RDH 12:00pm-3:00pm, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse – Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Click here!

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10, 2019: 2019 Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 96 th PDHA Annual Session—-Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-King of Prussia

Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, November 8, 2020: 2020 Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 97 th PDHA Annual Session—–DoubleTree by Hilton-Monroeville, PA

ADHA Sponsored Courses

 

Local Component Courses

 

Northeast

❖ Friday October 12, 2018, 4 CEU, Transforming Patient Care through the Integration of New Products, Technologies and Diagnostic Testing, Click here!

❖ Saturday October 13, 2018, Tom Viola RM, CCP, 3 CEU, Opioids and Marijuana

❖ Friday November 2, 2018, 3 CEU, Linda Blackiston, RDH, 8:30 am to 11:30am

❖ Sunday November 11th, 2018, 3 CEU, Angela Yorina, RDH 12:00pm-3:00pm, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse – Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Click here

The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 95th PDHA Annual Session – Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018: The 2018 conference will be held in Scranton at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

Updated schedule, here!

Click here to register and learn more!

***Registration will open August 1st 2018***

Northwest

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30pm *Includes a FREE CE*, State College:
Hosler Building (Pollock Road &, Burrowes Road, University Park, PA) There is a FREE 1 credit course and door prize too. All Dental Hygienists are welcome. PDHA membership is NOT required for free admittance. “Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Valuable New Way to Treat Decay” Presented by Bridget Motel, RDH, BS, M.Ed, PHDHP
Registration/More Information

July 30, 2019 – 7:00pm, PDHA Membership Orientation ZOOM Meeting. This free online meeting is a great way to learn about membership benefits, connect with other RDHs, and discuss new and exciting opportunities happening now. Presented by Lisa Maisonet, President PDHA and Laura Crawford, Membership Chair PDHA, Contact Laura at LauraCrawford33@gmail.com for questions or concerns

Southeast

Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 8:30am, Crown Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia: “Upholding Your Oath”, 4CEUs with speaker Tami Wanless, RDH, MEd

Click here for registration information!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30pm, Montgomery Twp Park & Rec Bldg: “Radiation Safety Certification – Refresher”, 2CEUs with speaker Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP

Click here for registration information!

 

Southwest

MANDATED REPORTER COURSES:
September 18, 2018 from 6-9pm at Park Inn in Indiana, PA
October 6, 2018 from 9am-noon at Ligonier Country Inn in Laughlintown, PA
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
SAVE THE DATESunday, November 18, 2018  FALL CE at the Rivers Casino.  Check back for more information.

Other Courses in the PA Area

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College Sponsored Courses

 

Community College of Philadelphia

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Fortis Institute – Erie

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00am, Colarusso’s La Palazzo: “Is This Going To Hurt? Overcoming Clinical Challenges in the Administration of Local Anesthesia”, 3CEUs with speaker Lisanda Maisonet, RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA, CDA

Click here for registration information!

Fortis Institute – Scranton

 

Harcum College

Detailed Harcum College continuing education course information is listed here.

Annual Dental Expo Related Dental Course Offerings

Harrisburg Area Community College

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:30am, HACC ALUMNI DAY: “Local Anesthetic Administration and Modern Dental Care”, With speaker Dr. Sean G. Boynes

Click here for more information!

Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21st AND November 3rd & 4th, 7:30am, HACC Harrisburg Campus: “Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists”, all four days are required to attend to receive a certificate of completion

Click here for registration information!

Luzerne Community College

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Manor College

Visit Manor College’s Dental Course Listing for general information and registration forms for classes.

Montgomery County Community College

 

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Northampton Community College

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Please visit northampton.edu/DentalConEd to join our e-newsletter list.

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: ncarreno@temple.edu
-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.)

2018

Check back soon for 2018 course listings …

University of Pennsylvania

For more information on University of Penn courses, go to http://www.dental.upenn.edu/continuing_education or contact: Susan Conroy at: 215-573-9098 / 866-PENN-CDE or suconroy@pobox.upenn.edu

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:  www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

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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 rachel.miracola@gmail.com for more details.  If you know of a course that should be added to our calendar, please contact the webmaster.

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