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Definition of Continuing Education Credit
One (1) continuing education credit for each hour of attendance at lectures, seminars, institutes or meetings. Successful completion of an entire course of instruction is necessary to receive any continuing education credit.
Two (2) continuing education credits for each hour of attendance at clinical or laboratory participatory courses. Successful completion of an entire course of instruction is necessary to receive any continuing education credit.
Responsibility of the Licensee
It is the responsibility of each licensee to maintain an authenticated record of all continuing education activities completed, and to submit original documentation as evidence of completion of the above requirement, when requested.
Categories of Credit
The following guidelines will assist the licensee in identifying acceptable courses of
continuing education activity. The licensee is free to select areas of study from within
the stated categories, keeping in mind the restriction of minimum/maximum number
of hours allowed in each category.
Dentist licensees must obtain a total of forty (40) continuing education credits every two years. Continuing education is reported biennially on the even numbered years. The current biennial accrual period is July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012.
A random audit of five percent of licensees will be performed for license renewals upon completion of the accrual period (June 30, 2012). Dentist licenses are renewed biennially on July 1 of the even numbered years.