CDE General Information
CREDIT. The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) is an approved course sponsor by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry. Our courses, which deal with the scientific or clinical practice of dentistry, professional responsibilities, or ethical obligations of the profession, fulfill Board requirements for dentists’ license renewal. Credit hours are granted on an hour-for-hour basis, provided the course is completed as designed.
RSDM is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider; the current term of acceptance extends to 6/2025. 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 CE provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. RSDM is also an Academy of General Dentistry (AGD PACE) approved national sponsor for FAGD/MAGD credit.
ACDE. RSDM is a proud member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE). Founded in 1991, the ACDE provides a forum for cooperative, collaborative and mutual support among directors of university-based CDE programs. The ACDE’s mission is to provide high quality programs with superior educational value to dental care professionals.
REGISTRATION FEE includes tuition, registration, handout materials, coffee breaks, lunch for most full-day courses, and other amenities involved in making this a pleasant learning experience.
Residents and postdoctoral students must include a letter from their program director verifying status.
MEETING PLACES. Courses are held on and off the Rutgers Health campus in Newark, NJ. Please be sure to check the course description online for the exact location. The location will also be confirmed with the registration confirmation.
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS are sent immediately by email when you register online. (If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder.) Confirmation includes directions, parking information, room location and registration time. (This confirmation also includes your receipt.)
We encourage you to register early, as this helps protect course enrollment and avoid unnecessary cancellations. If you plan to register late, call to ensure that space is available and to verify the activity’s logistical details.
CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS. Unless otherwise noted in a course outline, cancellations received up to two working days before a course are refundable, minus a $35 registration service charge – or you may apply the full registration fee toward a future course within the same academic year (our academic year runs from July 1 through June 30). After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course tuition.
For hands-on offerings or special events, please review the course outline for further information.
PARTICIPANT CREDIT VERIFICATION. All participants are required to sign-in at the start of the course and following lunch. Credit letters will be provided at the end of the day and will not be mailed. Participants arriving late (one-half hour after course begins) or who may need to leave prior to completion will be asked to sign and note their arrival/departure times. Participants should complete the self-reporting section of their credit letters. CDE will adjust the database to reflect actual number of hours received. The participant’s CDE transcript will reflect actual credit hours if called upon by the state to verify attendance.
SPECIAL NEEDS. The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this activity, please contact Sherri Wilson at (973) 972–6561.
HEALTH & IMMUNIZATION. Participants in Continuing Dental Education activities that involve any kind of patient contact are required to follow the University’s policy for immunizations and health requirements. Information is provided either prior to, or at the beginning of the program.
SUNSHINE ACT. In compliance with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, the Office of Continuing Dental Education may release participants’ names to applicable manufacturers who at times may provide an educational grant, in-kind and/or technical support for our programs.
NOTE 1. The registered participant grants permission to the Office of Continuing Dental Education (and its designees and agents) to utilize the participant’s image, likeness, actions and/or statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display for exhibition, publication, or reproduction made of, about, or at an activity without further authorization or compensation.
NOTE 2. Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing dental education course by the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution. RSDM reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty and activities; and also reserves the right to cancel a program, if necessary.
NJ Dental License Renewals – Continuing Education guidelines
Due October 31 – of odd numbered years*
Forty (40) credit hours are due for each biennial license renewal period. Accepted courses shall have significant intellectual or practical content that deals primarily with matters directly related to the practice of dentistry or with the professional responsibilities or ethical obligations of licensees. Not accepted: Subjects such as estate planning; financial or investment/tax planning; or personal health.
The New Jersey State Board of Dentistry has made a change to their continuing education requirements. For each biennial renewal period ten of the forty credit hours for dentists are now to be completed as follows:
- 3 hours of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
(Same requirement for Dental Hygienists (DH) and Registered Dental Assistants (RDA).
- 3 hours of pharmacology and internal medicine.
- 2 hours in preventing and controlling infectious diseases and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to infection control in dental settings.
(1 hour for DH and RDA.)
- 1 hour in professional ethics and New Jersey law concerning the practice of dentistry.
(Same for DH and RDA.)
- 1 hour in educational programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs.
(Same for DH and RDA.)
* The above excerpt of this rule is provided as a convenience for our readers.
For more information visit the NJ Board of Dentistry Website:
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Continuing Dental Education
110 Bergen Street, B701 • Newark, NJ 07103
- PHONE – (973) 972-6561
Monday to Friday • 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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