Continuing Education

Ethics and Law for NJ Dental Hygienists presented by Howard M Notgarnie, RDH, EdD, FADHA

This is an online, self-study continuing education course that you can take at the time and place of your choice!

Upon registration, you will receive confirmation with a link to the course, a PowerPoint with a handout, and, upon completion, an evaluation and post-test from which you will receive your CE certificate.

This course fulfills the NJ State Board of Dentistry requirement for dental hygiene license renewal. It costs $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. 

The next biennial license renewal opportunity will occur by 12.31.25

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NJDHA's Online Self Study Ethics Course for 2024-2025

Continuing Education course approval is available through NJDHA. Contact  for details. To download an application for approval click the button below.

Course Approval

NJDHA Component CE

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ADHA Continuing Education

ADHA offers members not only online CE courses in self-paced modules, but webinars as well!

To see the topics covered, click the button below.

New 2025 Biannual CE Requirement 

Registered Dental Hygienists in NJ will need to complete the following:

  • A minimum of 20 CE's: No more than one-half of the required continuing education hours in the two-year period may be obtained through written or electronic media distance learning courses. Webinars shall not be considered electronic media distance learning courses if they are live (not previously recorded) and synchronous (the instructor and licensee interact with each other in real time).
  • Those 20 CE's must include:
    • 3 hours of CPR continuing education with practical hands-on certification for
      cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that meets the American Heart Association
      certification standards for healthcare providers
    • 1 hour of Infection Control continuing education in preventing and controlling infectious diseases and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to
      infection control in dental settings
    • 1 hour of Ethics continuing education in professional ethics and New Jersey law
      concerning the practice of dental hygiene
    • 1 hour of Prescription Opioid Drugs continuing education in topics concerning
      prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse,
      addiction, and diversion

* If graduating in 2025 (second year of biennial renewal period), no CE required to renew*

* If graduating in 2024 (first year of biennial renewal period), ten hours and must include the six required hours*

To learn more please click on the link below, RDH's requirements begin at the bottom of page 54.

4.27.24| Hyatt Regency Jersey City, NJ
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6.5 CE

Step up your oral cancer diagnostic skills by attending this Hands-on Certification Workshop, presented in partnership with Henry Schein Dental. You play a key chairside role in early detection, diagnosis and patient care management – make time to refresh and build your skills. Includes pathology, oral examination and practical lab for new point-of-care salivary diagnostic technology.

Click below to visit the ADHA's website and get information about the hands-on certification lab, the workshop schedule, and the speakers!

ADHA Oral Cancer Diagnostics Workshop

NJ Dental Assistants Association Annual Session
Saturday 4.27.24, 9am-4pm - Hybrid event!
If attending live: NJDA headquarters, North Brunswick NJ
If attending virtually, links will be sent
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