Tennessee Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Tennessee Dental Professionals

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The Tennessee Board of Dentistry accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

Attention Tennessee Dentists: On May 12, 2020, Governor Lee signed Executive Order 36 to extend the current expiration dates for health care professionals to renew their license, certificate, or registration set to expire between March 12, 2020 and May 31, 2020, during which time the holder of each license, certification, or registration may continue to legally operate or practice their profession. Any renewal application received by the Tennessee Department of Health by August 31, 2020, shall be accepted as timely, and when each license, certificate, or registration is renewed, its new expiration date shall be twenty-four months after the expiration date it had prior to this Order.

Additionally, the requirement that individuals complete or submit proof of completing continuing education requirements or otherwise demonstrate continuing competence as a condition of reinstating a license, certification, or registration, has been suspended. The Commissioner of Health shall reasonably extend the deadline for these requirements as necessary to respond to the effects of COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee.

The Tennessee Board of Dentistry accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 40 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 2 of the 40 hours must be in chemical dependency every two years.

Dental Hygienists are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study and only 15 may be completed online. A minimum of 2 of the 30 hours must be in chemical dependency every two years.

Dental Assistants are required 24 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 2 of the 24 hours must be in chemical dependency every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Tennessee Board of Dentistry at (615) 532-3202 or https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/dentistry-board/dentistry-board/continuing-education.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.