Education & Careers

Continuing Education

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 your local component to search for courses they offer.

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 or view 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.

CE Webinars

Upcoming Webinar
Name It, Claim It, Treat It - Beware and Be Aware: Using the Correct CDT Codes
September 28, 2017 8:00PM Eastern Time

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ADHA is excited to offer CE webinars. These webinars will be live on the date listed in the title and then available as archived recordings afterwards. The webinars are free for members and $25 for non-members. Each webinar is worth 1 CE credit upon successful completion of the post-test.

Time to Shine Innovative Careers: TeleDentistry (Live July 20, 2017)

Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Beat the Clock Strategies for Hygiene Time Management (Live May 4th, 2017)

Name It, Claim It, Treat It: A Gingivitis Code Finally! (Live January 12, 2017)

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.

Annual Conference

Each year ADHA's Annual Conference includes an educational component, where you can attend a wide variety of cutting- edge CE programming during three days of specifically designed courses that can apply for all dental hygienists’ roles. ADHA's Annual Conference also offers courses for individual development.