TDA Continuing Education

Courses, Events, Webinars, and Resources

As a dentist, you need continuing education. But what CE do you need—and how can you get it? We can help. As a member of TDA, ADA, and your local society, you get unparalleled access to CE opportunities and resources. Your membership helps you comply with CE requirements and stay on top of the knowledge you need.

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CE Requirements for Texas Dentists

Keeping track of all the different CE requirements can be hard. We’ve made it easier. This infographic tells you what you need to know and what you need to take.

Click here for the CE Requirements for Texas Dentists infographic. (Members only.) 

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Prescribing Controlled Substances Compliance Course
Options: July 9 (4 Hrs), & August 20 (4 Hrs), August 21 (2 Hrs), 2021 The TSBDE has new requirements for dentists prescribing controlled substances. Now, TDA members can comply with those requirements by taking a CE course from TDA and UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center. (Please note: all dentists who provide direct patient care, even if they do not have a DEA registration, must complete 4 hours every 2 years in specific controlled substance CE (22 TAC 104.1(2)(B).)
Dr Art Jeske will teach a series of 6 live-interactive webinars combining all dentists’ controlled substance CE requirements into a single 4-hour course. TSBDE will count the 2 hours of CE required for DEA permit holders towards the 4 hours of CE required for all dentists providing direct patient care starting January 1, 2021. Dentists may also count the 4 hours toward the 24 hours of CE required for biennial license renewal.

Upcoming Dates:

To learn more about complying with controlled substances requirements, click here to visit our Compliance Tools page. (Members only.)

CE Course - Medicaid - On Demand Webinar - April 2021

On-Demand Webinar: Being a Medicaid Provider in an Era of Accountability (Recorded April 16, 2021)
Please note: this on-demand webinar is offered as an information resource only. TDA is not able to offer CE hours for watchng the recorded webinar.
TDA is excited to offer the ADA’s 3-hour course on Medicaid program integrity and documenting medical necessity in the Medicaid dental program. Speakers from the ADA  share insights, opportunities and challenges regarding program integrity, compliance, fraud, advocacy and how to safeguard your dental practice while providing Medicaid dental care to the more than 3 million children enrolled in Texas’ Medicaid dental program.
Click here to view. 

Component Societies

Many of TDA’s local component societies also offer members-only CE opportunities in your area, which may fit your schedule and/or location better. Click here to get in touch with your component society. 


ADA Continuing Education

As part of your tripartite membership, you also get access to a variety of CE opportunities through the American Dental Association. Click here to visit the ADA’s Continuing Education page.


Past Courses

These courses have already occurred, but are still visible an example of the kind of courses TDA offers our members.

It's YOUR dental license. Protect it!

It's YOUR Dental License. Protect It!
March 31, 2021

Your dental license is the most valuable item you have. You must know the law and abide by it. You can’t rely on anyone else to protect your dental license—not your colleagues, not your employer, not anyone else! Sanctions can stay permanently on your record and are accessible by the public for your entire dental career.

This course educates participants about the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the Dental Practice Act, dental board rules and other mandates relating to dental practice in Texas.

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