Ohio Dental Hygienists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Ohio Dental Professionals

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Nationally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
10/1/2021 to 9/30/2027
Provider ID #217994.

The Ohio State Dental Board accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

The Ohio State Dental Board accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed online or by correspondence.*

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder; or the safe pharmacological management of dental pain and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment of patients with (or at risk of developing) opioid and other substance use disorders, one-time only.

Dental Hygienists are required 20 hours every two years, all of which may be completed online or by correspondence.*

Though not a requirement, continuing dental education on the topic of cultural competency is encouraged.

* NetCE courses are considered online and correspondence.

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All Accreditations and Approvals
License Renewal Instructions

For More Information

Please contact the Ohio State Dental Board at (614) 466-2580, or refer to https://www.dental.ohio.gov and https://dental.ohio.gov/continuing-education for additional information regarding your continuing education.