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Continuing Education

Never Stop Learning

The high-quality continuing education you need, from the name you know and trust. ADHA is here for you at the state and local level for component and constituent meetings.

CE Made Simple

Meet CE Smart by ADHA. This comprehensive solution brings together high-quality continuing education and CE tracking all in one place. Target the classes you want. Stay current on trending topics.

Plus, with CE Smart Tracker (free for ADHA members and $30 annually for Non-Members) managing your courses, credits, transcripts, certificates and compliance with is easy and all in one place. When it comes time for your license renewal, all you have to do is download your full transcript here. Watch our tutorial to get started!

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More to Offer

The more you know, the more you have to offer as a dental hygienist. If you’re ready to get started, 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. To view which states consider webinars as live CE credits, please consult this document.

More questions about webinars? See this FAQ.

  • Self-Study CE

    • ADHA is proud to offer a wide selection of convenient online continuing education courses in easy-to-use self-paced modules. Each course is followed by a post-test that can be completed and submitted online.Course fees are $15 (ADHA members), $20 (non-members). Courses range from 2 to 4 CE units per course. Successful participants will be awarded either 2 CE units for each course, as noted.To begin, simply click “Access Self-Study Courses” button below. Follow the program instructions to complete the course module, payment and post-test submission.Immediately following submission of the post-test for all CDE World courses, tests are scored and successful participants are immediately provided a CE certificate.

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      Questions? Contact the Education Division with any questions or information requests at (312) 440-8930.

  • Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit

    • Get ready for an all-virtual event created by ADHA to support dental hygienists facing significant challenges and changes in their professional roles during uncertain times. These two packed leadership education days are designed to empower and promote your personal and professional development. You’ll find something valuable for your journey, no matter where you are in your career.

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  • Annual Conference

    • For hygienists, by hygienists.

      Discover the premier dental hygiene event of the year, for hygienists by hygienists. Held annually, this is the largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event of its kind. Discover high-quality educational components, attend a wide variety of cutting- edge CE programming and more during three days of specifically designed courses that can apply for all dental hygienists’ roles.

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