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Connecticut State Dental Association

Online CE

The CSDA, in partnership with, is pleased to offer several online versions of some of the allowable mandatory CE topics for dentist license renewal in Connecticut. There are currently eleven CSDA courses to choose from and you are encouraged to check out DrB’s entire library as a means of earning some of your CE credit.

The CSDA is now offering a try before you buy ​preview of some of the mandatory CE online courses. The previews are 2 minutes each. 



Patient Safety Through Team Risk Management (2017)
Presented by Michael Ragan, DMD, JD
(Satisfies Record Keeping/Risk Management)

Understanding the Autistic Dental Patient (2017)
Presented by Danielle Green, DMD
(Satisfies Access to Care)

Pain Management and the Role of Opioids (2017)
Presented by Joseph Piecuch, DMD, MD
(Satisfies Prescribing Controlled Substances and Pain Management)

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (2017)
Presented by Daniel Pompa, DDS
(Satisfies Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - including current training in CPR) 

Infection Control in Dental Practices (2017)
Presented by John Molinari, PhD
(Satisfies Infection Control in a Dental Setting)

Combating a National Epidemic of Opiate Misuse: All Docs on Deck (2016)
Presented by Robert Zavoski, MD (satisfies Prescribing Controlled Substances and Pain Management)

The Collaboration of Dental and Medical Providers for Linkage, Adherence and Retention in Care (2016)
Presented by Helene Bednarsh, RDH (satisfies Infectious Disease)

Oral Care for the Stroke Survivor (2015)
Presented by Cindy Kleiman (satisfies Special Needs Patients)

Risk Management for the Entire Dental Team (2015)
Presented by Dr. Michael Ragan (satisfies Risk Management)

Are You Ready to Respond to an Emergency in Your Office? (2015)
Presented by Lou Brockett (satisfies Medical Emergencies)

HIPAA Compliance: Are You and Your Patients Protected? (2015)
Presented by Mary Govoni (satisfies Record Keeping)

An alternative to the traditional classroom, online CE allows you the convenience of completing your continuing education requirements anytime, anywhere!

Pricing per course:
CSDA Members – $28 (50% savings!)
Non-CSDA Members – $56

Click here to learn more about the available courses and to register. There you will find much more information including detailed course descriptions. 

Please note: Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive directions on how to access your CE certificate which you should print and file away in your CE records.

CSDA Member Dentists - while the CSDA is a joint sponsor of the courses noted above, DrBicuspid is the CE Provider therefore we cannot add these courses to your online CSDA CE transcript. 

If you would like a detailed explanation of the CE requirements for dentists as mandated by the State of Connecticut, click here

Click here for Dental Hygienist Licensure information. 

Click here for Information Regarding Dental Assistants.

Determining Your Continuing Education Deadline – Sample Scenario:

Based on the State of Connecticut’s statute concerning licensed dentists, each licensee must complete a minimum of 25 hours every two years (including five 1-hour mandatory topics), commencing on the first day of license renewal. Each licensee is on a different renewal and CE cycle and it is based on date of birth. Here is a sample scenario:

Dr. D’s date of birth is 3/10/70. According to the law, he must be in compliance with CEU requirements as of his first license renewal after 10/1/07. Dr. D’s first license renewal after 10/1/07 would be the one due on 3/31/08 (the license due date is always the last day of the licensee’s month of birth). Therefore, his first two-year CEU period would end on 3/31/08. During the two years ending on 3/31/08, he would need to have completed all 25 contact hours, including the five mandatory topics (one hour each).

The next two-year CEU period would end on 3/31/10. Again, all 25 contact hours, including the five mandatory topics, would need to be completed within the two years ending on 3/31/10. After that, the cycle continues on 3/31/12, 3/31/14, etc. If the dentist in the example above had been born in October, November or December, the license renewal cycles would occur in odd numbered years (i.e., 2009, 2011, 2013, etc.) because the next renewal would have occurred in October, November or December of 2007. 

This example can be applied to any practitioner by first determining when the individual’s first license renewal after 10/1/07 would have occurred. That date is the end date of the first two-year CEU period for that practitioner. 

A note to non-CT licensees: Please be advised that the clinical content of CSDA course offerings is designed to meet Connecticut’s State Dental Practice Act. Out-of-state participants should refer to the laws governing their jurisdiction before incorporating any new information into practice.

The Connecticut State Dental Association is proud to be a
recognized ADA CERP Provider.

These continuing education activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the CT State Dental Association and IMV Limited/

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Why ADA CERP is important when searching for CE:

  • Select quality CE with confidence.
  • CE providers are evaluated in 14 aspects of CE program quality by the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition.
  • All U.S. licensing jurisdictions with CE requirements for licensure renewal accept credits offered by ADA CERP recognized providers.
  • Once approved, providers are held accountable for maintaining high standards through periodic reevaluation.