A Dentist must take a Risk Management course every 3 years.
To get a complete listing of the continuing education courses you have taken, please visit the New York State Dental Association website.
Click on the link "CE Records Online" and follow the instructions.
A dentist must complete 60 hours of MCE every 3 years (which is the licensing period).
You may complete up to 18 of the 60 hours as "home study" - meaning online or not in an actual classroom.
Here are some ADA CERP approved online Dental CE providers:
Yes. All dentists who have a continuing education requirement must take the following courses:
Dentists must also complete a State approved infection control course every 4 years.
A dentist must take an Infection Control course every 4 years.
The 8th District Society offers an Infection Control course once a year, typically in the Spring.
You can take an Infection Control course online, through www.nysdental.org.
A dentist must take the Tobacco Cessation/Oral Cancer course only once.
For information on closing a dental practice, please visit the following websites:
There are 2 ways to file a complaint against a dentist.
1. If the dentist is a member of the 8th District Dental Society, you can file a complaint through our Peer Review Process. Please call the Society Office for more information, or to file a complaint.
2. If the dentist is NOT a member of the 8th District Dental Society, you can file a complaint through the New York State Office of Professional Discipline. To download the complaint form, please click here.
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