Continuing Education

To keep licensing current, Dentists are required to have 40 Continuing Education credits every two years and Dental Hygienists need 20 credits every two years. Infection Control is needed yearly and your CPR certification needs to be up to date.

As of February 2017, dentists with a Schedule II DEA license are required by the state of Rhode Island to have eight (8) hours of continuing education on topics such as appropriate prescribing for pain; pharmacology; potential for dependence; and alternatives to opioids for pain management. This requirement is only needed once per career and must be completed before renewal of controlled substance registration or two (2) years, whichever is longer.

The Rhode Island Dental Association provides enough CE hours to keep licensing up to date!

Click here for the Department of Health's Dentistry Licensing website.

The following courses are offered through the Rhode Island Dental Association.

All recorded and self-study courses are available at the bottom of the page.

Dental Treatment for Medically Complex Patients and Dental Pharmacology - Register HERE
Wednesday, February 15th
9:00 - 4:00
Kirkbrae Country Club

FREE for RIDA Members
$150 for Non-Member Dentists
$50 for Staff and Guests

2023 OSHA Training - Registration Opening Soon
Wednesday, April 26th
Kirkbrae Country Club

Pricing Info Coming Soon



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. For more information on ADA CERP, please click here