Iowa Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Iowa Dental Professionals

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The Iowa Dental Board accepts NetCE courses.

Continuing Education

The Iowa Dental Board accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists are required 30 hours every two years, 12 hours of which may be completed by self-study.*
Additional requirements include:

  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists are required a minimum of 1 hour in infection control standards as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every two-year licensing period.
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists are required a minimum of 1 hour in the area of Iowa jurisprudence, every two-year licensing period.
  • Dentists who prescribe opioids to patients must complete a minimum of 1 hour in the area of opioids, every two-year licensing period.
  • Dentists with a deep sedation/general anesthesia or moderate (conscious) sedation permit are required to complete 6 hours in the area of sedation, every two-year licensing period.
  • All licensees who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat adults/children are required to complete 2 hours in adult/child abuse identification and reporting, every three years.**

Dental Assistants are required 20 hours every two years, 12 hours of which may be completed by self-study.*
Additional requirements include:

  • A minimum of 1 of the 20 hours must be in infection control standards as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every two years.
  • A minimum of 1 of the 20 hours must be in the area of Iowa jurisprudence, every two years.
  • Dental Assistants with an additional radiography qualification are required to complete 2 hours in dental radiology, every two years.
  • All licensees who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat adults/children are required to complete 2 hours in adult/child abuse identification and reporting, every three years.**

* NetCE courses are considered self-study.

** Adult/child abuse cannot be taken from an out-of-state provider and must include Iowa Law.

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For More Information

Please contact the Iowa Dental Board at (515) 281-5157, or refer to https://dentalboard.iowa.gov/practitioners/continuing-education and https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/chapter/04-20-2022.650.25.pdf for additional information regarding your continuing education.