Education & Careers
ADHA is proud to offer continuing education at local component and state constituent meetings. These courses are available to both members and non-members. Find courses offered by a local component
You can also contact a nearby university dental school or dental hygiene program for a listing of upcoming continuing education offerings. If you have specific questions about the continuing education requirements in your state, or to find out if specific courses will be accepted, please consult your state dental board – CE Requirements by State for more details.
ADHA Online Courses
ADHA offers Online Courses on a range of topics, available for a reduced fee or free of charge. Participants who complete these courses successfully will be awarded one or two continuing education hours for each course, as noted.
Working with Tobacco Users
The Tobacco Cessation course offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School consists of eight modules and provides 12 continuing education hours upon completion. This self-paced online course is designed as an introduction to basic concepts necessary for oral health care professionals working with tobacco users.
Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs
A web-based continuing education course, Special Care: An Oral Health Professional’s Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs provides oral health care professionals with information for treating young children with special health care needs. This course helps ensure that these patients gain access to health-promotion and disease-prevention services that address their unique needs in a comprehensive, family-centered and community-based manner. Provided by ADHA and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC), this course is free of charge and awards four continuing education hours.
Each year the ADHA Annual Session includes an educational component in the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). At CLL, you can attend a wide variety of cutting- edge CE programming during three days of individualized tracks designed for all dental hygienists’ roles. CLL also offers courses for individual development.
Additional Specialty Courses
Find a local anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia course by contacting a dental or dental hygiene program or your state association for the most current information near you. Find a CPR course near you