This section features continuing education opportunities for dentists and dental professionals, with direct links to credentialed organizations that sponsor applicable courses. Also addressed are licensing requirements for health care specialists, among them dental hygienists and assistants.
In order to acquire licensure in this field, the candidate first must attend and graduate from a dental hygiene school. The institute should be approved by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA).
Most dentists are well acquainted with the details surrounding board certification and re-certification for their particular specialties. That said, every discipline in these professions requires meeting certain continuing education requirements, which vary from state to state and discipline to discipline.