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Course Topics Include:

  • OSHA/Infection Control (4 CE)
  • HIPAA (3 CE)
  • Oral Pathology (2 CE)
  • Oral-Systemic Link (7 CE)
  • Nitrous Oxide (3 CE)
  • Nutrition (2 CE)
  • Human Trafficking (2 CE)
  • Lasers in Dentistry (3 CE)
  • Salivary Diagnostics (3 CE)
  • Tobacco Use & Cessation (2 CE)
  • Patients with Alzheimer's (2 CE)
  • Caries Prevention/Dental Decay (2 CE)
  • Pediatric Patients with Autism (2 CE)
  • Substance Abuse (3 CE)
  • Patients with Parkinson's Disease (2 CE)
  • And more coming soon!

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Courses You Get Access to With the Complete CE Bundle


You will be able to take the following courses at your own pace. Course progress is saved along the way, so you can start now and finish later. CE certificates are issued immediately upon course completion and passing a quiz. Click to expand full course details below.


Author: Spring Hatfield, RDH


Spring Hayes Hatfield, RDH, is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville. She practices clinically in Tuscaloosa, AL. She is dental hygiene board certified in Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama. Spring is also a Contributing Writer for Today's RDH and serves on the Today's RDH Advisory Board. Her passions include helping her patients better understand the oral-systemic disease connection and empowering other dental professionals in their quest to provide exceptional dental care.


Credits: 4.00 CEU


Course Description: Participants of this course will be presented with information to refresh, review, and expand their knowledge of infection control in a dental setting. A brief overview of OSHA standards is included. The focus is to provide the participant with tools and knowledge to provide a safe working environment for both patients and dental health care personnel. In addition, specific guidelines are provided for writing an effective infection control program as well as maintaining a sharps injury and needlestick log, as required for dental practices.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a well-written infection control program;
  • Identify which infectious diseases require patient care restrictions;
  • Understand the importance of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, PPE, and sharps safety;
  • Explain the need for handpiece reprocessing, care of dental unit waterlines, and disinfection of environmental surfaces;
  • Recognize OSHA standards, hazard recognition, control, and prevention.


Topic(s): OSHA/Infection Control


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: April 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: March 31, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 148


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-04-4


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Author: Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS


Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS has been a clinical dental hygienist in private practice in Tucson, AZ, since graduating from Rio Salado College in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2014. A regular volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Dental Clinic, she also enjoys writing, research, and travel in her spare time.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: This course will cover concepts associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the documented regulations as they apply to dentistry. Dental professionals are included entities who must take steps to protect their patients' health information. Dental practices must update their notice of privacy practices, create written plans, conduct a risk assessment, update business associate agreements, understand how to prevent breaches, and have protective processes in place to address a breach, should it occur. This document is meant to be a summary of key elements of HIPAA rather than a complete or comprehensive guide to compliance.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define HIPAA;
  • Describe a basic understanding of HIPAA compliance requirements;
  • State policies and ways to implement an in-office HIPAA compliance program;
  • Discuss the role of the HIPAA privacy and security officers;
  • Explain patient options and rights under HIPAA;
  • Recognize HIPAA breaches and how to mitigate these events;
  • Describe the penalties for violation of HIPAA regulations.


Topic(s): HIPAA


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: December 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: November 30, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 566


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-013-2021-12-3


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Author: Spring Hatfield, RDH


Spring Hayes Hatfield, RDH, is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville. She practices clinically in Tuscaloosa, AL. She is dental hygiene board certified in Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama. Spring is also a Contributing Writer for Today's RDH and serves on the Today's RDH Advisory Board. Her passions include helping her patients better understand the oral-systemic disease connection and empowering other dental professionals in their quest to provide exceptional dental care.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: Participants of this course will be presented with information that will help them better understand the oral-systemic link as it applies to cardiovascular disease. This will include the discovery of the link, common risk factors, and possible biological mechanisms by which the connection occurs as well as host response. Special emphasis will be placed on the pathways − direct invasion, platelet aggregation, immune response, inflammatory response, and oxidative stress − to help the clinician better understand the link between oral and systemic disease.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the risk factors associated with both oral infections and cardiovascular disease;
  • Discuss intra-individual variations that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and oral disease;
  • Understand the pathways and biological mechanisms in a way that enables dental professionals to easily communicate and educate their patients;
  • Identify how and when the oral-systemic link associated with cardiovascular disease was discovered;
  • Recognize that host response plays a role in the onset and progression of disease.


Topic(s): Oral-systemic Link, Cardiovascular Disease


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 010, 490


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-01-3


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Author: Joy Raskie, RDH


Joy Raskie, RDH, has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in Colorado since 2003. She holds multiple laser degrees, including a fellowship, associate fellowship, and advanced proficiency in laser dentistry. Joy is the CEO of Advanced Dental Hygiene, a company that specializes in hands-on dental laser education. Joy is a world-renowned lecturer, conducts live and online laser training courses, and does in-office laser consulting. Joy is a passionate hygienist whose goal is to boost excitement and confidence in using and incorporating dental lasers into daily practice. Contact Joy at AdvancedDentalHygiene.com or email [email protected]


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: This course introduces the various types of lasers in dentistry with a focus on lasers used to complete dental hygiene procedures. The course explains how light is created inside a laser and how that light interacts with various oral tissues. Upon course completion, the learner will understand the role lasers play in the mediation of the inflammatory process, the numerous laser procedures performed by the dental hygienist, and the effects of lasers used within the oral cavity.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Lasers


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 130, 135


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-007-2021-01-3


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Author: Spring Hatfield, RDH


Spring Hayes Hatfield, RDH, is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville. She practices clinically in Tuscaloosa, AL. She is dental hygiene board certified in Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama. Spring is also a Contributing Writer for Today's RDH and serves on the Today's RDH Advisory Board. Her passions include helping her patients better understand the oral-systemic disease connection and empowering other dental professionals in their quest to provide exceptional dental care.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: Participants of this course will be presented with information to expand or reinforce their knowledge of the use of nitrous oxide in dental settings. This will include safety, toxicity, best practices, as well as administration for adults and children. Indications and contraindications will be covered to help clinicians and patients make an informed decision and determine if they are a good candidate for the use of nitrous oxide as a sedative and analgesic.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Nitrous Oxide (Adults & Children)


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 010, 340


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-003-2021-01-3


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Author: Brooke Sergent, RDH, BS


Brooke Sergent, RDH, BS, graduated cum laude from Big Sandy Community and Technical College Dental Hygiene program in 2004, where she was also the recipient of the Colgate S.T.A.R. award. In 2005, she moved to East Tennessee and earned her Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Tech University based in Cookeville, TN. Brooke served on the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board in Piscataway, NJ, in 2013. In 2014, she organized a Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future Event for a local elementary school. Brooke currently works in private practice and serves as a BURST Ambassador.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: Human trafficking is a rapidly expanding crime in which law enforcement and governmental agencies are making strides to cease and contain. This course will provide a comprehensive background of this global social issue and help dental professionals identify potential human trafficking victims by learning to recognize key factors associated with the crime.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Human Trafficking


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 130, 166


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-004-2021-01-2


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Author: Meghan Greening, RDH, BSDH, EFDA


Meghan Greening, RDH, BSDH, EFDA, attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. While in school, she discovered her passion for periodontics and oral pathology. She currently works in private practice where she performs clinical dental hygiene as well as writes educational articles for the office’s newsletter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, exercising, and spending time with her husband and family.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: Patients present with a wide range of intraoral lesions. This course will address some of the most common precancerous, cancerous, and benign oral pathologies that dental professionals may see in clinical practice. Oral lesions can be symptoms of systemic diseases, viral disorders, or fungal manifestations. This course will clarify processes for staging and grading various types of oral cancers and describing oral cancer treatment modalities. The course will also cover the scalpel biopsy versus other adjunctive biopsy tools and the documentation of oral lesions found chairside.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Oral Pathology


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 730


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-005-2021-01-2


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Author: Kathryn Gilliam, B.A., RDH, FAAOSH


Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is a practicing dental hygienist, lecturer, author, and consultant. She specializes in teaching dental teams to incorporate the latest scientific research on the oral-systemic links into practical clinical protocols.

Kathryn’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating with an advanced arterial wellness certification from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners. Kathryn has completed level one of the Functional Oral Systemic Health Mini Residency of the renowned Exceptional Dental Courses, and in 2018, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Kathryn earned her certification in Biological Dental Hygiene from the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine in 2020.

Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer throughout her career. She serves as the Director of Education for Oral Cancer Cause and serves on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board of the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Kathryn is a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. A national speaker, a key opinion leader, and industry influencer, Kathryn has published multiple articles and continuing education courses.

After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn continues to be passionate about her career as a dental hygienist, and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder affecting approximately one in 100 people around the world. At least three million Americans are living with celiac disease, and 97% of them are undiagnosed.1 Celiac disease often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms are nonspecific, meaning that the same symptoms for the disease are common in various other disorders. Often undiagnosed and unaware, the people affected by celiac disease may be causing further damage to their bodies with every meal they eat. People with celiac disease must avoid gluten, a mixture of proteins found in many grains and products made from those grains.

Left untreated, celiac disease can result in serious systemic complications by damaging the small intestine and reducing its ability to absorb nutrients. Over time, the damage may escalate to skin rashes, lactose intolerance, infertility, bone weakness, and nerve damage.

Recognition of the oral manifestations of celiac disease may be key to discovering this devastating disease in patients where symptoms are less evident. In this course, learners will become familiar with the various oral signs and symptoms that may indicate this serious systemic illness may be underlying. Helping patients understand that they may have gluten-related disorders could be the key to a lifetime of improved health.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Oral-systemic Link, Celiac Disease


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 010, 490


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-002-2021-01-2


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Author: Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH


Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™, and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. Dr. Joy is a program chair for Fortis College, Landover Dental Hygiene Program, and holds a faculty position at the American Denturist School. Dr. Joy is a professional speaker and published author. She has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally in the areas of instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, and nutrition and biochemistry, whitening, and glass ionomers, along with her signature keynote, Confidence and Courage. She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA examination board and is Past-President of The Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association. She is an active member of The American Academy of Dental Hygienists, The American Dental Hygienists' Association, and The Maryland Dental Action Coalition.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: The significance of the relationship between oral health and overall health continues to be stressed in medical literature. Dental professionals have a responsibility to educate patients about the connection between nutrition, diet, and oral health. As such, it is essential for dental hygienists to have a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in conducting a thorough nutritional assessment. This understanding will help dental professionals effectively gather information about the dietary habits of their patients and use the findings to recognize key factors in the oral-systemic relationship. The outcomes from the dietary assessment will also position the dental hygienist to successfully provide nutritional counseling to patients with the goal of promoting successful behavior change toward whole-body health.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Health Medicine and Nutrition


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 130, 150


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-006-2021-01-2


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Author: Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS


Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS has been a clinical dental hygienist in private practice in Tucson, AZ, since graduating from Rio Salado College in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2014. A regular volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Dental Clinic, she also enjoys writing, research, and travel in her spare time.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: Salivary diagnostics is a non-invasive, economical tool to identify changes in the human body's oral and systemic health. This course will review the role of dental professionals in using saliva testing modalities to diagnose oral and systemic diseases.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Oral Diagnosis & Oral Pathology


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023


AGD Subject Code(s): 730


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-008-2021-01-3


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Author: Anne O. Rice, BS, RDH, FAAOSH, CDP


Anne O. Rice, BS, RDH, FAAOSH, CDP, is a graduate of Wichita State University, then continued her studies and earned a bachelor’s degree in oral health promotion. She is a graduate of the BaleDoneen Preceptorship course for cardiovascular disease prevention for health-care practitioners. After almost 30 years of clinical care, she found Oral Systemic Seminars and is passionate about educating the community on all things oral-systemic health and is focused on prevention strategies for dementia and those relationships in dentistry. She is a monthly contributor to Today’s RDH, and has also written for other dental publications. In 2020, Anne became a Fellow with the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and became Certified as a Brain Longevity Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Please reach out to Anne, [email protected] or visit her website www.anneorice.com.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: Dentistry is an effective health care field that can impact Alzheimer's disease. Through prevention and education, dental professionals can positively impact those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Dental providers use an arsenal of assessment protocols directly coinciding with modifiable Alzheimer's risk factors every day. Oral health professionals can provide innovative insight, reaching the public in ways other health care providers may not consider. Alzheimer's is a condition with various etiologies and pathophysiological processes. Some of these include cardiovascular health, smoking, sleep, inflammatory pathogens, and diabetes. In the United States, dental providers assess each of these factors daily and can be instrumental in educating patients on the influence of these factors on dementia prevention. By 2025, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase by at least 14% globally. Such increases may strain local and national health care systems. Yet, for the U.S., if Medicare were expanded to include dental services, it may have a considerable impact on the health and wellness of the older adult population. Dentistry may be modified slightly, adapting it to provide valuable education to patients during preventive care and when treating potential disease risk factors.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Oral-systemic Link, Alzheimer's


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: September 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: August 31, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 010


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-09-2


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Author: Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS


Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS has been a clinical dental hygienist in private practice in Tucson, AZ, since graduating from Rio Salado College in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2014. A regular volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Dental Clinic, she also enjoys writing, research, and travel in her spare time.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: This course will provide an overview of tobacco use, explain the mechanism of action and chemical composition of tobacco, and provide an understanding of currently available tobacco products and their impact on dental patients. Dental professionals will gain strategies to increase their educational role about tobacco use and cessation recommendations.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Tobacco Cessation


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: June 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: May 31, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 158


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-06-2


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Author: Brooke Sergent, RDH, BS


Brooke Sergent, RDH, BS, graduated cum laude from Big Sandy Community and Technical College Dental Hygiene program in 2004, where she was also the recipient of the Colgate S.T.A.R. award. In 2005, she moved to East Tennessee and earned her Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Tech University based in Cookeville, TN. Brooke served on the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board in Piscataway, NJ, in 2013. In 2014, she organized a Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future Event for a local elementary school. Brooke currently works in private practice and serves as a BURST Ambassador.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: While preventable, tooth decay proves to be the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults. This course will educate dental professionals about the role pH plays in contributing to dental caries and explain how the dental professional can intervene to assist their patients in prevention.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Caries Prevention


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: November 1, 2021


Course Expiration Date: February 28, 2025


AGD Subject Code(s): 430 Pediatric Dentistry


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-023-2022-03-2


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Author: Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS


Tanya L. Smith, RDH, BS has been a clinical dental hygienist in private practice in Tucson, AZ, since graduating from Rio Salado College in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2014. A regular volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Dental Clinic, she also enjoys writing, research, and travel in her spare time.


Credits: 3.00 CEU


Course Description: This course is designed to review commonly abused substances and describe the oral health effects of substance abuse. Participants will gain tools for recognizing potential substance abuse and to support patients in the process of substance abuse cessation.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Substance Abuse


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: April 1, 2022


Course Expiration Date: March 31, 2025


AGD Subject Code(s): 157 Substance Abuse


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-023-2022-04-3


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Author: Kaitlyn Machado, RDH, BS, MEd


Since a very young age, Kaitlyn Machado, RDH, BS, MEd, has always wanted to be a dental hygienist. She was the youngest student to graduate from her dental hygiene class in 2017. Since then, Kate has gone back for both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She is a faculty member at her local dental hygiene school, a clinical dental hygienist, and has been a part of Today's RDH since its launch. She is extremely passionate about homecare and loves her prophy paste and fluoride varnish. In addition, Kate loves to work with a local non-profit organization that helps fight against hygiene insecurity of all ages in her community. Kate is very involved in the profession as much as she can, including local and state-level professional associations. She loves to attend professional conferences when she can. When she isn't working, she enjoys traveling, sports, watching movies, and spending time with her amazing, supportive family.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: As dental professionals, we attempt to personalize our care based on the needs of each patient. Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have specific medical and social concerns requiring modifications and considerations to treatment. Participants who complete this course will learn the characteristics, treatment considerations, and recommendations for treating ASD patients in dental settings.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Autism / Pediatric special needs patient care


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: March 1, 2022


Course Expiration Date: October 31, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 250


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-11-2


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Author: Syeda Ijaz, BDS


Syeda Ijaz, BDS, moved to the U.S with her husband in 2004 from her native country of Pakistan. A dentist back in her country, she had to put a pause on pursuing her career in the U.S because she wanted to focus on the proper upbringing of her children. Once her youngest started going to school, she wanted to be connected to dentistry again. Dental hygiene appealed to her as it gave her a perfect balance between work and home. She is now finishing her last semester at the Collin College Dental Hygiene program. For Syeda, providing dental hygiene is a form of service that improves the lives of people. Coming from another country, she understands the hurdles and hesitations immigrants might feel in seeking dental help. Her passion is to help the underserved communities understand the dental system and educate them about oral hygiene.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an elevated risk of developing periodontal disease. This relationship is two-way and multifactorial. Some of these factors include increased levels of inflammatory markers in gingival tissues, bone abnormalities, medications, and oxidative stress in patients with renal disease. In addition, diabetes and hypertension are two other systemic conditions linked to both periodontal diseases and renal disease, which can exacerbate risk for one or both conditions. Along with reinforcing the importance of routine preventive dental care, proper oral health education for CKD patients can reduce oral complications, decreasing the load of gingival inflammation and other predisposing factors resulting from renal disease.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Oral-systemic Link


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: January 1, 2022


Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2024


AGD Subject Code(s): 010


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-014-2022-01-2


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Author: Kaitlyn Machado, RDH, BS, MEdS


Since a very young age, Kaitlyn Machado, RDH, BS, MEd, has always wanted to be a dental hygienist. She was the youngest student to graduate from her dental hygiene class in 2017. Since then, Kate has gone back for both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She is a faculty member at her local dental hygiene school, a clinical dental hygienist, and has been a part of Today's RDH since its launch. She is extremely passionate about homecare and loves her prophy paste and fluoride varnish. In addition, Kate loves to work with a local non-profit organization that helps fight against hygiene insecurity of all ages in her community. Kate is very involved in the profession as much as she can, including local and state-level professional associations. She loves to attend professional conferences when she can. When she isn't working, she enjoys traveling, sports, watching movies, and spending time with her amazing, supportive family.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Course Description: One of the first steps in the sequence of comprehensive patient care is a thorough review of the patient’s social and medical history. Dental professionals may not be familiar with certain medical conditions patients present with. Parkinson's disease, a progressive medical condition that affects an individual physically, may alter the daily life of patients diagnosed with the condition, including their oral health status and continual needs for dental care. Participants who complete this course will learn about the background, characteristics, treatment modifications, and recommendations for patients living with Parkinson's disease.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Topic(s): Parkinson's Disease / Special Patient Care


Course Type: Self-Instructional / Self-Study


Instructional Method: Written Course


Location: Online


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH ([email protected])


Original Course Release Date: August 1, 2022


Course Expiration Date: July 31, 2025


AGD Subject Code(s): 750 Special Patient Care


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-032-2022-08-2


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Frequently Asked Questions


Do these CE courses meet the requirements for my state?

  • Today's RDH is an ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider, both of which are recognized by all 50 states (including California). Today's RDH is also an American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH) approved provider of continuing education courses. These courses are on-demand and are considered self-study/self-instructional. They include a quiz that must be passed upon completion of each course to receive your CE certificate of completion for that course.

Are these CE courses considered "live" or "in-classroom?"

  • No, these courses are on-demand and are considered self-study/self-instructional. You can take these courses on your own time and are required to pass a quiz upon completion of each course to receive your CE certificate of completion for that course. 

Is the bundle of CE courses a subscription service where I will be charged on a recurring basis?

  • No, this is a one-time purchase that gives you one full year of access to all the current CE courses listed and any future CE courses that are released during the year from your purchase. After one year, you will need to repurchase to have continued access.

Does this bundle give me access to the live virtual events that Today's RDH puts on?

  • No, this bundle is separate from the Today's RDH live virtual events, and the bundle only provides access to current and future on-demand courses listed on this page.

How often will new courses be added, and what topics will they be on?

  • New courses will be added as time goes on. Since we've launched in February 2021, we have released new courses approximately once ever 6 - 8 weeks. We make no guarantees of having certain topics by a certain date but are working on adding the most popular topics required by most State Dental Boards. All currently available courses are listed on this page, so if you don't see a course or topic listed, it means we don't have it yet.

Are these courses considered a "clinical" or "core" courses?

  • To figure out if these courses are considered clinical or core for your specific state, you need to check your state's Dental Practice Act, which gives the requirements and what is accepted. For states where a particular course isn't a requirement, the course is still considered an elective self-study course and can be used to fulfill your elective self-study requirements.

How long will I have access to take the courses in this bundle?

  • You will have one full year from the time of purchase to access and complete the courses. You will also have access to any new courses released throughout the next year from your purchase. After one year from your original purchase date, you will need to repurchase the bundle if you want to continue to access the courses.

Do I have to take a course all at once?

  • No, your progress will be saved every time you complete a module within each course, so you are able to take breaks and complete the courses at your own leisure.

Are there any additional fees beyond the cost of the bundle?

  • No, all fees are included in the price of $199 for this bundle! Depending on where you live, there may be sales tax, but no additional fees.

When will I be able to access the courses in the bundle after I purchase them?

  • You will have immediate access to take the courses in the bundle once you register and your payment goes through.

Are there test questions at the end of each course?

  • Yes, upon completion of each course, you will be required to take a quiz to show comprehension of the course. Upon successfully passing the quiz, you will be issued a CE certificate of completion for that particular course that you are able to download and save for your records.

How do I get my certificate/proof of completion? Will it be emailed?

  • Your CE certification completion will be awarded upon successfully completing the quiz at the end of each course. The certificate will be available in your account that you create upon enrolling in the course, but you are also encouraged to save this certificate on your own device. A link to access the certificate in your account will also be emailed to you (check your SPAM box), but not the actual certificate itself. However, just click the link, log in to your account, and you will have access to the certificate.

Are there refunds?

  • There will be no refunds issued once you have completed a course and received a CE certificate of completion. If you haven't completed the course and received a CE certificate of completion, you have 30 days to request a refund.

Are these courses only for hygienists, or can doctors and dental assistants receive CE too?

  • These courses are primarily designed for dental hygienists but can be taken by doctors and dental assistants for CE credit.

Can Canadians receive CE credit for these courses?

  • Canada recognizes CE courses that have AGD PACE approved providers, so yes. However, we cannot guarantee, so we always recommend checking with your governing agency to confirm approval.

What devices can I take this course on?

  • You can take this course from any device with an internet or data connection, including laptops, desktops, tablets, or your smartphone.

Why aren't these CE courses free?

  • To offer CE courses at no cost, we would need to have sponsors (i.e., manufacturers or companies) pay for the expenses of creating and maintaining the courses. We have chosen to keep these CE courses free from sponsorship and focus 100% on providing objective education for our audience.

Who can I contact if I have more questions or feedback on future CE course topics?

  • You can reach us anytime at [email protected]. If you don't receive a response within 48 hours, please check your SPAM folder.