Dental Hygiene Continuing Education

Mandatory Continuing Education

On July 11, 1996, Bill 7324A was passed by the Senate and the Assembly requiring that every TRIENNIAL registration period, registered dental hygienists must complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of education, inclusive of the previously required mandatory child abuse and infection control training approved by the State Education Department. Farmingdale State College is an approved provider of continuing education credits in New York State for both dental hygienists and dentists; the American Academy of Dental Hygiene is the approved NYS sponsor.

WE'RE BACK!
The Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Department is excited to announce that our course offerings will be back in person and on campus for the fall 2022 semester! Online registration is required and all specific course information will be sent directly to registrants via email including course classroom assignments and required parking passes.

For registrants to receive their appropriate credits and certificates of completion, the following requirements must be met:

  • Registrants MUST register online for courses they would like to attend at least five (5) days prior to the course date. 
  • Registrants MUST be present for the entire course session to receive credit.
  • At the conclusion of in-person classes, registrants are REQUIRED to hand in course evaluation forms to receive their certificates of completion.

INFECTION CONTROL & BARRIER PRECAUTIONS 

Farmingdale State College has been approved by the NYS Education Department as a provider for the mandated Infection Control & Barrier Precautions course. Those professionals affected by this mandate include dentists and dental hygienists. This course meets the necessary requirements. You are required to take this course every four years. The instructor has been certified by the NYS Education Department.  

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS ALSO OPEN TO ANY REGISTERED NURSES AS WELL AS DENTAL ASSISTANTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE PROPER BARRIER PRECAUTIONS FOR THEIR PATIENTS. **

Presenter: Carol McNamara, BS, RDH 
Director of Clinical Operations, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College 
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 
Tuition: $65.00 
Contact Hours:
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022 
Click here to register for Infection Control and Barrier Precautions
*Please remember that all course location information and parking passes will be emailed the week before the event to all registrants who have properly signed up.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES FOR THE FALL 2022 SEMESTER!

IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF FAMILY VIOLENCE BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 9AM-12PM

DENTAL HYGIENE MULTI-CULTURAL EVENT: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN TREATING THE MUSLIM PATIENT & BASIC SPANISH TERMINOLOGY FOR THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL: Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 9AM-12PM 

Registration links for the above courses will be available in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you!


Are you considering continuing your education?

For more information on the department of dental hygiene’s BSDH Degree Completion Program, a flexible program meeting the transfer and continuing education needs of registered dental hygienists in a 100% online program offered through OPEN SUNY Online courses, follow the link below!

BSDH Degree Completion Program Information


REFUND POLICY
All courses offered will be taught subject to sufficient enrollment. We will give a full refund if you enroll in a class that we cancel. Requests to withdraw from a course that is not canceled by us will be honored and a refund will be issued ONLY when received IN WRITING by the Department of Dental Hygiene five (5) business days prior to the start of the course. An email stating reason for withdrawal and the request for a refund sent to DHCE@farmingdale.edu is the preferred form of withdrawal notice. 

dental hygiene department

Gleeson Hall, Room 244
934-420-2659
dentalhygiene@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Email

Susan Vogell
Continuing Education Director

Email

Jessica Kahl
Continuing Education Coordinator

 
Last Modified 9/20/22