• 60 continuing education credit hours every 3 year registration period. 18 out of the
    60 credits can be home study.
  • NYS Mandated Ethics and Jurisprudence course (once in your lifetime).
  • NYS Mandated Tobacco Cessation/Oral Cancer course (once in your lifetime).
  • NYS Mandated Child abuse course (once in your lifetime).
  • NYS Mandated Infection Control course (once every 4 years).
  • CPR course: you must maintain a current certificate (varies 1-3 years) at the time
    your license expires. CPR must be taken in person.  
Practice Management courses are not accepted by the NYS Department of Education and
can not count toward the 60 credits needed for licensing renewal.
Dental hygienists holding a New York State license, are required to fulfill the
following continuing education requirements under New York State Law:
  • 24 continuing education credit hours every 3 year registration period. 10 out of
    the 24 credits can be home study.
  • NYS Mandated Child Abuse course (once in your lifetime).
  • NYS Mandated Infection Control course (once every 4 years).
DISCLAIMER: NYSDF’s sponsorship of continuing education courses does not constitute any warranty of the
products, techniques, procedures, or methods used or taught in such courses
.
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New York State
Continuing Dental Education Requirements for Licensure
Dentists holding a 3 year New York State license, are required to fulfill the
following continuing education requirements under New York State Law:
What are my renewal dates?
For dentists and dental hygienists, the start of the dental renewal dates are 3 years
before your license expires.
For example if your license expires on September 30,
2012, you go back 3 years to October 1, 2009.
You can find your license expiration date
on the license itself or
here through the New York State Department of Education's
website.