REMEMBER to complete your mandatory continuing education requirements before you submit your license renewal form. The current cycle runs from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.


Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association will be conducting a CPR recertification

March 1st
1:00PM – 3:00PM
In-Person: 2606 Caughey Rd, Erie, PA 16506 (Minichelli & Moore)

Course Description:

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association will be conducting a CPR recertification.  Please note this is for RECERTIFICATION only. The instructor will be Elizabeth Owens.  The course will start at 1:00pm and will run approximately 2 hours.


“What’s In Your Emergency Kit and Why?” Preparing the Entire Dental Team to Manage Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2.0 CEUs

2 CEUs | March 3rd
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Virtual Course: LIVE

Course Description:
Medical emergencies are defined as any condition that if left untreated may lead to patient morbidity or mortality. However, if your definition of an emergency is any condition of a patient that raises your blood pressure or pulse rate - then you need to take this course.
Medical emergencies happen. Studies estimate that on average a practitioner will be faced with a medical emergency in the dental office at least once every two years. Some of these occurrences can be minor; some of these situations can be life-threatening. The good news for practitioners is that 75% of emergencies can be mitigated by good local anesthesia (pain control) and effective stress reduction. For those few instances when an appropriate response could be life-saving, each practitioner must be prepared with a properly equipped emergency drug kit. The purpose of the course is to emphasize patient safety, and educate you on the seven essential drugs you must be familiar with to manage any medical emergency. Even though the right answer always includes dialing 9-1-1, you can start the chain of survival in your office!

Course Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this course participants will recognize the most common medical emergencies in the dental office.
  • At the conclusion of this course participants will learn how manage the most common medical emergencies in the dental office.
  • At the conclusion of this course participants will be capable of preparing and using the seven essential drugs recommend for the minimal dental emergency kit.

Continuing Education Requirements

  • 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
  • All Above Dental Hygiene License CE Requirements

5 credit hours of the 20 must be in a public health related field

** 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 [email protected] **

  • Above Dental Hygiene License CE Requirements

– 3 credit hours in local anesthesia update or pharmacology

Go to the Source

Email: [email protected] and request a copy of the Title 49: Professional and Vocational Standards, Chapter 33: State Board of Dentistry – or go online to 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.

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, Kim Bury at [email protected]

In-Service Oral Health Training CEUs

The PDHA is pleased to offer a great way for working PDHA member 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 contact Laura DeHennis- Nursing Home Project Coordinator at [email protected]/#215-442-1515 for all the details!

ADHA Sponsored Courses

ADHA23 Annual Conference
Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July 9
Chicago, IL

For more information:

College Sponsored Courses

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

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

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Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists (DENTL103)

Lecture: Online - Zoom; Lab: Fowler Center, Room 340

Lecture Dates: Tues., 6-9pm, Zoom 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Lab Dates: Thurs., 6-9pm, Fowler Center, Room 340 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

Deadline to register: May 1

Fee:  $1099

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: [email protected]
-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.)

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

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:

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Advertising Rate and Information

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 [email protected] for more details