Texas Dentists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Texas 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.

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 Texas State Board of Dental Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists are required 24 hours every two years, 8 of which may be completed by self-study.* A minimum of 16 of the 24 hours must be technical or scientific as related to clinical care.*

Effective January 1, 2021, a licensed dentist whose practice includes direct patient care is required at least 4 hours regarding safe and effective pain management related to the prescription of opioids and other controlled substances, every two years.

Dental Assistants are required 6 hours each year, all of which may be completed by self-study.*

Beginning with renewals on or after September 1, 2020, licensees who provide direct patient care must complete a human trafficking course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

*NetCE courses are considered self-study, technical and scientific.

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For More Information

Please contact the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners at (512) 463-6400, or refer to https://tsbde.texas.gov/ and http://tsbde.texas.gov/licensing/dentists/dentist-continuing-education/ - Dentists; or https://tsbde.texas.gov/licensing/hygienists/hygienist-continuing-education/ - Dental Hygienists; or https://tsbde.texas.gov/licensing/dental-assistants/ce-information-and-submission-for-rdas/ - Dental Assistants, for additional information regarding your continuing education.