Mandatory Continuing Education for RDH's


New York State’s Mandatory Continuing Education Law for the dental profession became effective January 1997. Practicing hygienists in New York State are required to take 24 credit hours every three years.

  • Registered Dental Hygienists – 24 CE’s for re-licensure. 10 CE’s can be home-study
  • Hygienists are required to complete a course in Infection Control every four years
  • Licenses must be renewed every 3 years.

New York State Dental Practice Act


Supervision Questions: Often there are questions in regard to the level of supervision while performing certain procedures. This document answers a specific question inregard to seeing patients when the doctor is out of the office. (doc)