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.

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ADHA Continuing Education

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

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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.

Monday, September 23, 2024 7:00-10:00 PM

A course on ‘Opioids’, ‘Ethics for the Dental Professional’, and ‘Infection Control’ is required by the NJ State Board of Dentistry for each license renewal cycle.

1 CE ‘Opioids’, 1 CE ‘Ethics’, and 1 CE ‘Infection Prevention’ are being offered by BCDHA and will satisfy your mandatory requirements for license renewal by December 2025.

Speakers: Tom Viola, R.Ph, and Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH Former Member, NJ SBOD  
These courses have NJ State Board of Dentistry Approval. 

Registration June 20 - September 1st.
$20.00 BCDHA/NJDHA/ADHA members
$40.00 Non-Members
$10.00 Students
Once registered, no refunds. After 9/01/2024, add $10.00

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NEW Mandated Continuing
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