-- New CE requirements begin September 12, 2022 --

Per Statute ARS 32-1207 The Dental Board established new Continuing Education requirements in rulemaking which can be found under AZ Rules R4-11- (1202 to 1209).

 

Dentist CE requirements in Arizona?

Triennial Requirements - Dentists and Dental Consultants
Dentists and dental consultants shall complete 63 hours of recognized continuing dental education in each renewal period as follows:
  1. At least 36 credit hours in any one or more of the following areas: Dental and medical health, preventive services, dental diagnosis and treatment planning, dental recordkeeping, dental clinical procedures, managing medical emergencies, pain management, dental public health, and courses in corrective and restorative oral health and basic dental sciences, which may include current research, new concepts in dentistry, chemical dependency, tobacco cessation, and behavioral and biological sciences that are oriented to dentistry.  A Licensee who holds a permit to administer General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation, Parenteral Sedation, or Oral Sedation who is required to obtain continuing education pursuant to Article 13 may apply those credit hours to the requirements of this Section.
  2. No more than 15 credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Dental practice organization and management, patient management skills, and methods of health care delivery.
  3. At least 3 credit hours in opioid education.
  4. At least 3 credit hours in infectious diseases or infectious disease control.
  5. At least 3 credit hours in cardiopulmonary resuscitation healthcare provider level, advanced cardiac life support or pediatric advanced life support. Coursework may be completed online if the course requires a physical demonstration of skills.
  6. At least 3 credit hours in ethics or Arizona dental jurisprudence. 
Note - Charitable and Online activities (correspondence course videotape, distance learning course, internet or similar self-study course that provides an examination). Up to 21 credit hours for dentists of the above CE Requirements

 

Hygienist CE requirements in Arizona:

A dental hygienist shall complete 45 credit hours of Recognized Continuing Dental Education in each renewal period as follows:
  1. At least 25 credit hours in any one or more of the following areas: Dental and medical health, and dental hygiene services, periodontal disease, care of implants, maintenance of cosmetic restorations and sealants, radiology safety and techniques, managing medical emergencies, pain management, dental recordkeeping, dental public health, and new concepts in dental hygiene.
  2. No more than 11 credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Dental hygiene practice organization management, patient management skills, and methods of health care delivery.
  3. At least 3 credit hours in one or more of the following areas: chemical dependency, tobacco cessation, ethics, risk management, or Arizona dental jurisprudence.
  4. At least 3 credit hours in infectious diseases or infectious disease control.
  5. At least 3 credit hours in cardiopulmonary resuscitation healthcare provider level (CPR) advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Coursework may be completed online if the course requires a physical demonstration of skills.
Note - Charitable and Online activities (correspondence course videotape, distance learning course, internet or similar self-study course that provides an examination). Up to 15 credit hours for hygienists of the above CE Requirements

Retired Dentist/Hygienist CE requirements in Arizona:

A Retired Licensee or Retired denturist shall:
  1. Except for the number of credit hours required, comply with the requirements in R4-11-1202; and
  2. When applying for renewal under A.R.S. § 32-1236 for a dentist, A.R.S. § 32-1276.02 for a dental therapist, A.R.S. § 32-1287 for a dental hygienist, and A.R.S. § 32-1297.06 for a denturist, provide information to the Board that the Retired Licensee or Retired denturist has completed the following credit hours of Recognized Continuing Dental Education per renewal period
    1. Dentist: 24 credit hours of which no less than three credit hours shall be for cardiopulmonary resuscitation-healthcare provider level.
    2. Dental therapist: 21 Credit Hours of which no less than three Credit Hours shall be for cardiopulmonary resuscitationhealthcare provider level.
    3. Dental hygienist: 18 credit hours of which no less than three credit hours shall be for cardiopulmonary resuscitation-healthcare provider level.
    4. Denturist: 6 credit hours of which no less than three credit hours shall be for cardiopulmonary resuscitation-healthcare provider level.
Note - Charitable and Online activities (correspondence course videotape, distance learning course, internet or similar self-study course that provides an examination). Up to 2 credit hours for hygienists of the above CE Requirements

 

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