Virginia Dentists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Virginia 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.
10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021
Provider ID #217994.

The Virginia Board of Dentistry accepts courses from any provider who is ADA or AGD approved.

Continuing Education

Attention Virginia Dentists and Dental Hygienists: The Board of Dentistry has granted an automatic extension of continuing competency renewal requirements for a period of 6 months after the renewal deadline for any renewal due by March 31, 2020. You are encouraged to complete continuing education hours on-line before the renewal deadline, if possible. (Per the Board’s Dental and Dental Hygiene Regulations, CE credit may be earned for verifiable participation in audio and video presentations. Up to two (2) hours of CE may be earned by volunteer service – 3 hours of service for 1 hour of CE credit.) However, the continuing education hours you complete during this extension in order to satisfy the current renewal period cannot be used towards the next renewal period. You will not be able to double count the CE hours for the next renewal period. For more information, please visit

The Virginia Board of Dentistry accepts NetCE courses.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists are required 15 hours each year, all of which may be completed by home study.* Licensees authorized to prescribe controlled substances must complete 2 hours in pain management every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

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License Renewal Instructions

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Please contact the Virginia Board of Dentistry at (804) 367-4538 or for additional information regarding your continuing education.