All Today's RDH CE courses are peer-reviewed and non-sponsored to focus solely on pure education.


TODAY'S RDH IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ADA CERP AND AGD PACE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER. ALL COURSES MEET THE STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL WITH ADA CERP AND AGD PACE.

Course Topics Included in Bundle #3:

  • Nitrous Oxide (3 CE)
  • Lasers in Dentistry (3 CE)
  • Human Trafficking (2 CE)
  • Alzheimer's Disease (2 CE)

Get this bundle for only $99. That's less than $10 per CE credit for high-quality, peer-reviewed CE.

Courses You Get Access to With this CE Bundle


You will get instant access for one year to all the following self-study courses. CE certificates are issued immediately upon course completion.


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:

  • Understand the benefits and risks associated with nitrous oxide use in dental settings;
  • Describe proper documentation for nitrous oxide use;
  • Review proper administration for children and adults to ensure safety;
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for use to better inform patients and prevent a medical emergency;
  • Explain uptake and recovery time to assist in patient decision-making in reference to sedation.


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: 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:

  • Understand how lasers produce light;
  • Identify the various types of lasers in dentistry;
  • Understand how lasers interact with oral tissues;
  • Identify the role of laser use in the inflammatory process;
  • Learn the laser procedures that relate to dental hygiene therapies;
  • Learn how photobiomodulation (PBM) is used in dentistry;
  • Understand safety protocols related to laser use.


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: 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:

  • Identify key indicators in the forms of human trafficking;
  • List the four common venues used for the promotion of sex trafficking;
  • Identify the two common forms of sex trafficking and their individual traffickers;
  • Describe the key factors that play a role in the individuals that fall victim to sex trafficking;
  • Discuss the methodology used to recruit victims for the purpose of human trafficking;
  • Recognize the specific language used in human trafficking;
  • Identify key factors, including oral indications, for identifying potential human trafficking victims;
  • Recognize the five most common STDs found within the sex trafficking victim;
  • Describe six behavior mannerisms that human trafficking victims exhibit;
  • Understand the relationship between captor and victim;
  • Discuss the symptoms and factors behind Stockholm syndrome;
  • Discuss the relationship between substance abuse and sex trafficking;
  • Identify the five most used drugs involved with sex trafficking crime;
  • List the six questions that the dental professional can ask to identify a potential human trafficking victim;
  • Discuss the five methods the dental professional can utilize to help decrease the incidence of human trafficking.


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: 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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Get all courses listed above for only $99. That's less than $10 per CE credit for high-quality, peer-reviewed CE.

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. 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.

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. 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 $99 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.