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 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.
ADHA is excited to offer a series of CE webinars through an educational grant from Acteon. 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 $20 for non-members and worth 1 CE each.
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 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.