Massachusetts Dentists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Massachusetts Dental Professionals

NetCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

NetCE
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 Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

Attention Massachusetts Dental Professionals: The State of Emergency relative to COVID-19 terminated on June 15, 2021. Temporary licenses granted pursuant to the emergency order and professional licenses extended beyond their original expiration date will now expire on September 15, 2021. Details may be found in the following official guidance document: https://www.mass.gov/doc/guidance-for-licensing-changes-following-termination-of-the-state-of-emergency/download.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists are required 40 hours every two years, 20 of which may be completed by home study.* All licensees must complete a course in infection control in the dental healthcare setting.

Dental Hygienists are required 20 hours every two years, 10 of which may be completed by home study.* All licensees must complete a course in infection control in the dental healthcare setting.

Dental Assistants are required 12 hours every two years, 6 of which may be completed by home study.*

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry at (617) 973-0971 or https://www.mass.gov/doc/234-cmr-8-continuing-education/download for additional information regarding your continuing education.