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Continuing Education FAQs

Below are several FAQs regarding continuing education. You can find these same questions, plus many more on the New York State Education Department's website at
  • How many hours of continuing education are required for a dentist?
  • What is a continuing education hour?
  • If I complete more hours than required during the registration period, can I use them toward the hours required in my next registration period?
  • Am I required to complete a certain number of hours per year?
  • Are there specific courses that I must take to be eligible to renew my registration?
  • Am I required to physically attend courses to meet the continuing education requirement?
  • What records will I have to keep for the continuing education courses I attend?