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State-by-State: Dental Continuing Education License Renewal Requirements*

 

State

Every Renewal Period

(In Years)

DDS 

CE units Required

RDH

CE units Required

RDA

CE units Required

State Dental Board Website

Alabama

1

20

12

0

www.dentalboard.org

Alaska

2

28

14

0

www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pden.htm

Arizona

3

72

54

0

http://azdentalboard.us

Arkansas

2

50

40

0

www.asbde.org

California

2

50

25/35

25

www.dbc.ca.gov

Colorado

2

Not Required

www.dora.state.co.us/dental

Connecticut

2

25

16

0

www.ct.gov

Delaware

2

50

24

0

www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental/index.shtml

District of Columbia

2

25

15

0

http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488729,hplaNav,%7C30661%7C,.asp

Florida

2

30

24

0

www.doh.state.fl.us/Mqa/dentistry

Georgia

2

40

22

0

http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/dentistry

Hawaii

2

32

20

0

http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/dentist

Idaho

1

15

12

0

http://isbd.idaho.gov

Illinois

3

48

36

0

www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/dentist.asp

Indiana

2

20

14

0

www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Iowa

2

30

30

20

www.state.ia.us/dentalboard

Kansas

2

60

30

0

www.accesskansas.org/kdb

Kentucky

2

30

30

0

www.dentistry.ky.gov

Louisiana

2

40

24

0

www.lsbd.org

Maine

2

40

20

0

www.mainedental.org

Maryland

2

30

30

0

http://dhmh.maryland.gov/dental

Massachusetts

2

40

20

0

www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp

Michigan

3

60

36

36

www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-27417_27529_27533-73172--,00.html

Minnesota

2

50

25

25

www.dentalboard.state.mn.us

Mississippi

2

40

20

0

www.dentalboard.ms.gov/msbde/msbde.nsf

Missouri

2

50

30

0

http://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp

Montana

3

60

36

0

http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/den_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska

2

30

30

0

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dental_index.aspx

Nevada

1

20

15

0

www.nvdentalboard.nv.gov

New Hampshire

2

40

20

0

www.nh.gov/dental

New Jersey

2

40

20

10

www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/dentistry

New Mexico

3

60

45

30

www.rld.state.nm.us/Dental/index.html

New York

3

60

24

0

www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent

North Carolina

1

15

6

0

www.ncdentalboard.org

North Dakota

2

32

16

8

www.nddentalboard.org

Ohio

2

40

12

0

http://dental.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

3

60

30

0

www.dentist.state.ok.us

Oregon

2

40

24

0

www.oregon.gov/Dentistry

Pennsylvania

2

30

20

10

www.dos.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_dentistry/12509

Rhode Island

3

60

30

0

http://sos.ri.gov/openmeetings/?page=view_entity&id=114

South Carolina

2

28

14

0

www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Dentistry

South Dakota

5

100

75

60

www.sdboardofdentistry.com

Tennessee

2

40

30

24

http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Dentistry

Texas

1

12

12

6

www.tsbde.state.tx.us

Utah

2

30

30

0

http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/dentistry.html

Vermont

2

0

12

0

www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/dentists

Virginia

1

15

15

0

www.dhp.state.va.us/dentistry/default.htm

Washington

1

21

15

0

www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/Dental/default.htm

West Virginia

2

35

20

20

www.wvdentalboard.org

Wisconsin

2

30

12

0

http://drl.wi.gov/profession.asp?profid=14&locid=0

Wyoming

Not Required

http://plboards.state.wy.us/dental/index.asp

 

* ACES has compiled this information to assist you in understanding your state’s continuing education requirements. ACES cannot guarantee that this information is accurate and it is each professional’s responsibility to comply with their state’s continuing education requirements. We have included a link to your state’s licensing board so you can get additional information on your unique continuing education requirements. If you notice that any information on this chart is not accurate, please email ACES at aces@aces4ce.net so we can look into the situation and update the webpage.



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