ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
5060 North 19th Avenue, Suite 406 • Phoenix, Arizona 85015-3214
Telephone (602) 242-1492 • Fax (602) 242-1445
CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION RULES
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Start counting your Continuing Education
June 30, 2009
July 1, 2006
June 30, 2010
July 1, 2007
June 30, 2011
July 1, 2008
DENTAL and DENTAL CONSULTANT– Total Hours Required – 72
Minimum of 45 hours in dental and medical health, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, preventative
services, dental diagnosis and treatment planning, dental clinical procedures, administration of
oral sedation, managing medical emergencies in addition to CPR and courses in corrective and
restorative oral health and basic dental sciences which may include current research, new
concepts in dentistry, and behavioral and biological sciences which are oriented to dentistry.
No More than 18 hours in dental practice organization and management, patient management
skills and methods of health care delivery.
Minimum of 3 hours in chemical dependency which may include tobacco cessation.
Minimum of 6 hours in infections diseases and infections disease control.
**Continuing Education Self-Instruction Activities limited to no more than 24 hours**
DENTAL HYGIENE – Total Hours Required – 54
Minimum of 34 hours in dental and medical health, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and dental
hygiene services, periodontal disease, care of implants, maintenance of cosmetic restorations
and sealants, radiology safety and techniques, managing medical emergencies in addition to
CPR and new concepts in dental hygiene.
No More than 14 hours in dental hygiene practice organization and management, patient
management skills and methods of health care delivery.
Minimum of 2 hours in one or more of the following areas: chemical dependency, tobacco
cessation, ethics, risk management and jurisprudence.
Minimum of 4 hours in infectious disease and infectious disease control.