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
• Every 4 years a 2 hour course must be completed in comprehensive radiology.  This should be approved by The Department of Environmental Protection

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 **

Saturday, April 28th 2018 Penn College of Technology Williamsport, PA — PHDHP Symposium: Direct Access Oral Care Providers: The PDHA is excited to announce our statewide conference designed specifically for the education and progression of PHDHPs. Join us for a 5CE and Networking Event. Click here for more information!

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting BETTER! – Treating the Older Adult Dental Patient & What Are We REALLY Looking For? – Oral Pathology Cases and Concepts, 6CEs **SAVE THE DATE** Saturday, May 5, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel 4650 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 TIME: 8:15 AM-3:15 PM Click here for registration information!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018:  SAVE THE DATE!  The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 95th PDHA Annual Session:  The 2018 conference will be held in Scranton at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center November 8-11, 2018.  Check back in August for more information.

 

ADHA Sponsored Courses

Wednesday June 20, 2018 – Monday June 25, 2018:  SAVE THE DATE!  ADHA’s 95th Annual Conference 2018:  Columbus, OH (Columbus Convention Center);  Headquarters Hotels are the Hyatt Columbus & Hilton Columbus; Registration/CE Seminar/Event Tickets & Housing Open January 2018

 

Local Component Courses

 

Northeast

Saturday, April 28th 2018 Penn College of Technology Williamsport, PA — PHDHP Symposium: Direct Access Oral Care Providers: The PDHA is excited to announce our statewide conference designed specifically for the education and progression of PHDHPs. Join us for a 5CE and Networking Event. Click here for more information!

More Save the Dates for 2018!

❖ Friday and Saturday May 18 & 19, 2018: Mom-N-PA, Mission of Mercy, Reading, PA

❖ ADHA June 20 – 25, 2018, Columbus, OH, Columbus Convention Center, Headquarter Hotels are the Hyatt Columbus and Hilton Columbus

❖ 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

❖ Thursday November 8 to Sunday November 11, 2018, PDHA Annual Session, in Scranton, PA

 

Mom-n-PA Our next Mission will be in Reading, PA — May 18th & 19th, 2018 MOM-n-PA: Volunteers Needed Registration will open on February 1, 2018 Volunteers are the heart of our MOM-n-PA missions. We will rely on the generous help of more than 800 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, lab technicians and other community volunteers during the mission.  Want to get involved? Click here.

To Extract or Not to Extract, Current Protocols on Third Molar Extraction, 2CE —–Wednesday March 21, 2018 (Snow Date: March 28, 2018) Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM Location: Green Pond Country Club 3604 Farmersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting,  3 CEU —— Friday April 6, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Green Pond Country Club 3604 Farmersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020

Medical Histories, Autoimmune Diseases and the Oral Cavity -Is there a Connection? 2CE —- Wednesday May 30, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Green Pond Country Club  3604 Farmersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020 — Click here for more information!

 

Northwest

Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, 2018, 12 CEUs in Meadville:
Course #1: “Advances in Bone Science and How it Relates to Periodontal Treatment and the Dental Professional.” 6.0 CEUs, Speaker: M. Thomas Wilcko, DMD – Friday May 4th 8:30am-4:00pm (break for lunch)
Course #2: “Is This Going To Hurt? Overcoming Clinical Challenges in the Administration of Local Anesthesia” 3.0 CEUs, Speaker: Lisandra Maisonet RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA – Saturday May 5th 8:30am-11:30am
Course #3: “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” 3.0 CEUs, Speaker: Lisandra Maisonet RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA – Saturday May 5th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location:  Wesbury Community Center, 31 Park Avenue, Meadville
Registration Form/More Information

Friday, May 4, 2018, 6 CEUs in Clearfield:
Course #1: “Radiation Safety Certification – Refresher” 2.0 CEUs, Speaker: Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP – 9:00am-11:00am
Course #2: “Oral Pathology Review” 1.0 CEUs, Speaker: Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP – 11:00am-12:00pm
Picnic Lunch provided from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Course #3: “Is This Going To Hurt? Overcoming Clinical Challenges in the Administration of Local Anesthesia” 3.0 CEUs, Speaker: Lisandra Maisonet RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Lock Haven University, Clearfield Campus, 201 University Drive, Clearfield
Registration Form/More Information

Southeast

Top of the Heap: Frequently Prescribed Medications and Clinical Implications for Dentists and Dental Hygienists 3CEs — Thursday March 1st, 2018 Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm Location: The Berkshire Country Club 1637 Bernville Road, Reading PA 19601–Click here for more information!

Connecting the Dots: A Gingivitis Code Finally! 3CEs — Friday April 13th, 2018 Location: The Inn at Reading 1040 Park Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm — Click here for more information!

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting BETTER! – Treating the Older Adult Dental Patient & What Are We REALLY Looking For? – Oral Pathology Cases and Concepts, 6CEs —- Saturday, May 5, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel 4650 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 TIME: 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM—Click here for registration information!

Exploring the Oral Microbiome…Stunning Revelation About How Microbes Actually Create Disease! 4CEs —- Saturday April 14, 2018  Time: 8:30 AM – 1 PM Crown Plaza Hotel . 260 Mall Blvd. . King of Prussia, PA 19406 — Click here for more information!

Southwest

Save The Date! Up to 6CEs

“You, Chronic Illness and Periodontal Disease: What Every Dental Hygienist Needs to Know” 3CEs

“Optimizing Hygiene: Regenerative Therapies and the Role of the Dental Hygienist in Everyday Clinical Practice” 3CEs

Sunday April 22, 2018 Time: 8:30am-3:30pm Location: Greensburg County Club, Jeannette PA

Welcoming Special Guest Tammy Filipiak, ADHA President!

Click here for more information!

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at Park Inn by Radisson in Indiana, PA-Mandated Reporter Course
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh-Annual Fall CE

Other Courses in the PA Area

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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
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 6CEUs, 8:15AM Registration & Breakfast, 9:00AM-12:00PM Morning Courses, Lunch Provided, 1:00PM-4:00PM Afternoon Courses, Klein Hall   Registration/Information

Harrisburg Area Community College

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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

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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 lstraub@velocity.net for more details.  If you know of a course that should be added to our calendar, please contact the webmaster.

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