Arizona Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Arizona Dental Professionals

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The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ADA approved.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Arizona Dentists and Dental Hygienists: Under Governor Ducey’s Executive Order, state agencies and boards will defer requirements to renew licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 by six months from the expiration date, unless those requirements can be completed online. Additionally, requirements to complete continuing education will also be deferred by six months, unless those requirements can be completed online. State agencies and boards will suspend any rules that prevent or limit the amount of online or alternative learning hours permitted to issue or renew a license. For more information, please visit https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-issues-executive-order-expand-licensing-opportunities.

The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 72 hours every three years, 24 of which may be completed by self-study or corresponded courses.* A minimum of 3 of the 72 hours must be in chemical dependence which may include tobacco cessation, 3 hours must be in infection control and 3 hours must be in ethics or Arizona dental jurisprudence every three years. Licensees who are authorized to prescribe or dispense Schedule II controlled substances and have a valid DEA number or a licensee who is authorized to dispense controlled substances shall complete a minimum of 3 hours of CE related to: opioids, substance abuse/use disorder, or addiction every renewal cycle.

Dental Hygienists are required 54 hours every three years, 24 of which may be completed by self-study or corresponded courses.* A minimum of 3 of the 54 hours must be in infection control and at least 3 hours in one or more of the following areas: chemical dependency, tobacco cessation, ethics, risk management, or Arizona dental jurisprudence every three years

*NetCE courses are considered self-study.

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License Renewal Instructions

For More Information

Please contact the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners at (602)242-1492 or http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-11.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.