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GDHA Self Study Continuing Education
The dental hygiene body of knowledge is expanding due to increased research and technology. Technological advances are also expanding the way students are educated, services are provided to the public, and how data are collected and disseminated. It is important for health care practitioners to keep abreast of changes within their professions.
The ADHA/GDHA  advocates continuing education for all dental
hygienists to expand scientific knowledge and enhance practice modalities. It is through the educational foundation from an accredited dental hygiene program that dental hygienists can expand their knowledge and skills to meet the future health care needs of the public.
GDHA is proud to offer continuing education at local component and state constituent meetings. These courses are available to both members and non-members to enrich their body of knowledge.
The Board of Dentistry in GA requires licensed dental hygienists to have a minimum of 22 continuing education hours. 15 of them must be scientifially based.  Up to 11 hrs. self-study is permitted. Dental hygienists may receive  1 hour of CE per each 4 hours of uncompensated indigent care.
Up to 4 hours of CPR may be used toward licensure. 

                         Check out the ADHA Self-Study Courses

  • ADHA is proud to offer a wide selection of convenient online continuing education courses in easy-to-use self-paced modules. Each course is followed by a post-test that can be completed and submitted online.

  • Course fees are $20. Courses range from 2 to 4 CE units per course. Successful participants will be awarded 2 CE units for each course, as noted.

  • To begin, simply click “Access Self-Study Courses” button below. Follow the program instructions to complete the course module, payment and post-test submission.Immediately following submission of the post-test for all CDE World courses, tests are scored and successful participants are immediately provided a CE certificate.

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               Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • A web-based continuing education course, Special Care: An Oral Health Professional’s Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs provides oral health care professionals with information for treating young children with special health care needs. This course helps ensure that these patients gain access to health-promotion and disease-prevention services that address their unique needs in a comprehensive, family-centered and community-based manner. Provided by ADHA and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC). This course is free of charge and awards 4 continuing education hours. CE certificates are provided at the middle of the month following completion.

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GDHA Annual Conference

Each year GDHA provides their two (2) Day Annual Conference and Symposium:

  • GDHA's 92nd Annual Conference & Symposium will be held in Atlanta, GA, on September 17-18, 2021.

  • The GDHA Annual Conference includes an educational component, where you can attend a wide variety of cutting- edge CE specifically designed for all dental hygienists’ roles.

  • Be sure to save the date for this wonderful Conference & Symposium