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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. To view which states consider webinars as live CE credits, please consult this document.

CE Courses

  • Live CE Webinar

    • 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 noted, $20 (ADHA members), $35 (non-members) or free. Courses range from 2 to 4 CE units per course. Successful participants will be awarded either 2 or 4 CE units for each course, as noted.

        To begin, simply click on the highlighted text for each course 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. For all other courses, you will receive confirmation of your score and a CE certificate via email within four weeks of your test submission. A minimum test score of 80% is required for successful completion of all courses.

        Access Self-Study Courses

        Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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

    • 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.