Iowa Dental CE – Infection Control and Continuing Education Courses

AGD PACE & Iowa Dental Board Approved Online CE Courses – Approvals
Online (Self-Study/Home Study) Hours Allowed Per Biennium: 12 Hours | AGD PACE Approved
Coupon Code: 10% off $100 (DEN10) | 15% off $150 (DEN15) | 20% off $200 (DEN20)


Iowa Dental CEInfection Control for Dental Professionals – 2 Hrs (Mandatory for DAs) 
Course Curriculum: Click Here
Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
Dental Infection ControlInfection Control for Dental Professionals – 4 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$40
Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
Oral and Maxillofacial InfectionsOral and Maxillofacial Infections – 5 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$45
Reducing Medical Errors in Dentistry – 2 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$20
Lesions of Oral Cavity – Evaluation, Diagnosis & Management – 5 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$45
Digital Dental Radiography – 3 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
Opioids in Dental Practice – 3 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
Dentoalveolar Surgery – Complications and Management – 5 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$45
Current Concepts in Preventive Oral Health and Dentistry – 2 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$20
Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) – 2 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$20
tooth-extrctAdvanced Extraction & Immediate Implant Techniques – 12 CE Hours
Program Details & Faculty Info: Click Here | 8 Modules Video Series
Start Performing One Of The Most Common Procedures in Dentistry
$499
Prevention and Management of Repetitive Stress InjuriesPrevention and Management of Repetitive Stress Injuries – 5 Hrs.
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$40
Medical MarijuanaMedical Cannabis in Pain Management – 5 Hrs.
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$40
Periodontal DiseasePrevention and Management of Periodontal Disease – 3 Hrs.
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
AGD PACE Dental CEManagement of Medical Emergencies in a Dental Clinic – 3 Hrs.
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
Obstructive Sleep ApneaObstructive Sleep Apnea – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
OLPOral Lichen Planus – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
gingivitisDesquamative Gingivitis – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
Substance Abuse Chemical DependencySubstance Abuse – Chemical Dependency – 3 Hours
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$30
Impact of Tobacco on Oral HealthImpact of Tobacco on Oral Health & Smoking Cessation – 3 Hours
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$30
Local Anesthesia in Dental PracticeLocal Anesthesia in Dental Practice – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
HIPAAHIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) – 1 Hour
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$10
Ethics Continuing EducationEthics & Professional Responsibilities in Dentistry – 2 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$20
Pain Management in DentistryPain Management in Dentistry – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$30
Proper PrescribingProper Prescribing, Medical Errors, Safe Drug Disposal – 2 Hrs
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
HIV HIV/AIDS for Dental Healthcare Professionals – 3 Hours 
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
Hepatitis Infection – Implications in Dental Practice  – 3 Hours
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Printable (pdf) Certificate
$25
Nitrous Oxide Sedation & Occupational Safety in Dentistry – 3 Hours
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$30
DVDomestic Violence – 2CE 
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Printable (PDF) Certificate
$15
EbolaEbola – What Every Healthcare Prof. Need To Know2 Hrs.
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Printable (PDF) Certificate
$15

Iowa Dental Board’s Continuing Education Regulations (Click Here) :

Self-study or home study activities including television viewing, video programs, correspondence work, or computer programs, are limited to a maximum of 12 hours per biennium. You cannot, however, obtain abuse training from an out-of-state provider. These courses must cover the specific requirements of Iowa law.

Law requires members of every licensed or regulated health profession to obtain continuing education in order to renew the authorization to practice their profession. (Iowa Code Chapter 272C) Consequently, the Dental Board requires all licensed dentists, dental hygienists, and registered dental assistants to obtain continuing education. Dental Assistants are required to complete 2 hours of infection control course every 2 years. For more information about Dental Board’s Continuing Education requirements, please visit Dental Board’s Continuing Education Page.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists: 30 Hours required every 2 years

Required as part of 30 hours:

CPRRequired for renewal – can claim up to 3 hours for completing course. To be eligible, CPR certification courses must be from nationally-recognized sponsor, and include a “hands-on”, clinical component. A CPR course may include an online component provided there is an in-person portion prior to the certification being issued.
Infection ControlMust complete a minimum of 1 hour every 2 years in the area of infection control standards as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iowa JurisprudenceMust complete a minimum of 1 hour every 2 years in the area of Iowa jurisprudence.
Abuse Identification and Reporting TrainingWithin 6 months of employment and every 5 years thereafter – credit can be claimed for completing courses with the current reporting period.
Sedation6 hours for persons with a deep sedation/general anesthesia or moderate (conscious) sedation permit.
Please note: this CE requirement does not apply to local anesthesia permit holders.

Dental Assistants: 20 Hours required every 2 years

Required as part of 20 hours:
CPRRequired for renewal – can claim up to 3 hours for completing course. To be eligible, CPR certification courses must be from nationally-recognized sponsor, and include a “hands-on”, clinical component. A CPR course may include an online component provided there is an in-person portion prior to the certification being issued.
Infection ControlMust complete a minimum of 1 hour every 2 years in the area of infection control standards as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iowa JurisprudenceMust complete a minimum of 1 hour every 2 years in the area of Iowa jurisprudence.
Abuse Identification and Reporting TrainingWithin 6 months of employment and every 5 years thereafter – credit can be claimed for completing courses.
Dental Radiology2 hours for dental assistants with an added qualification in dental radiography.

The general rule of thumb is that any course related to clinical practice is acceptable. Courses that are approved for dentists and hygienists are also approved for dental assistants. Other acceptable subjects are patient record keeping, risk management, communication, and OSHA regulations. The Board has determined that courses relating to HIPAA regulations and courses about Iowa jurisprudence, which have been prior-approved by the Board are acceptable.

Credit is also awarded for attending annual dental conventions or taking postgraduate study relating to health sciences (if you take a health related course at a community college for example).

650—25.5(153) Acceptable programs and activities: 25.5(1) A continuing education activity shall be acceptable and not require board approval if it meets the following criteria:

  1. It constitutes an organized program of learning (including a workshop or symposium) which contributes directly to the professional competency of the licensee or registrant and is of value to dentistry and applicable to oral health care; and
  2. It pertains to common subjects or other subject matters which relate to the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, or dental assisting which are intended to refresh and review, or update knowledge of new or existing concepts and techniques, and enhance the dental health of the public; and
  3. It is conducted by individuals who have sufficient special education, training and experience to be considered experts concerning the subject matter of the program. The program must include a written outline or manual that substantively pertains to the subject matter of the program.
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