Tennessee Dentists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Tennessee Dental Professionals

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10/1/2021 to 9/30/2027
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The Tennessee Board of Dentistry accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

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 the area of controlled substances education which includes instruction in the TN Chronic Pain Guidelines. Dentists who hold a Conscious Sedation permit are also required 4 of the 40 hours to be in the subject of sedation and/or anesthesia.

Dental Hygienists are required 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study and a maximum of 15 hours of which may be completed online or web-based. 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) 532-5073, or refer to 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.