Dist. Columbia Dentists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

District Of Columbia Dental Professionals

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10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021
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The District of Columbia Board of Dentistry accepts courses from any provider who is ADA approved.

Continuing Education

The District of Columbia Board of Dentistry accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 30 hours every two years, 15 of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 2 hours must be in infection control, 1 hour must be in ethics, and 2 hours must be in cultural competency or specialized clinical training focusing on patients/clients who identify as LGBTQ every two years.

Dentists applying for the renewal, activation, or reinstatement of a license, and who are permitted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the District of Columbia Pharmaceutical Control Division to prescribe controlled substances in the District, must complete 2 hours in the abuse and misuse of controlled substances, and in opioid prescription practices.

Dental Hygienists are required 20 hours every two years, 8 of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 2 hours must be in infection control, 1 hour must be in ethics, and 2 hours must be in cultural competency or specialized clinical training focusing on patients/clients who identify as LGBTQ every two years.

All licensees must complete 10% of the total hours required for renewal on topics designated by the Director of the DOH as a public health priority. Dentists must complete 3 hours and dental hygienists must complete 2 hours.
Current topics include:

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Department of Health District of Columbia Board of Dentistry at (877) 672-2174 or http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/dental_board_regs_3-2013.pdf - Dentists, http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Dental%20Hygiene%20Regulations.pdf - Dental Hygienists, and http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/dental_assistant_regulations%20July%2012_2013.pdf- Dental Assistants for additional information regarding your continuing education.