Local Events

Give Adults A Smile event taking place in Carbondale on July 21st.  Hygienist volunteers are needed to provide care for individuals attending this event.

Malcolm X College 2017 graduating class pinning ceremony is currently scheduled for Thursday May 4th; and commencement is scheduled for Saturday May 13th.

IDHA Annual Session

Stay tuned for 2017 information!

Volunteer & Earn CE

An Illinois RDH can receive up to 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for volunteer services during each licensure cycle per the Illinois Dental Practice Act. This form is to allow Illinois RDH to keep a record of volunteering that pertains to Dental Hygiene that is not sponsored by the Constituent or Component. You should keep a copy of this signed form for your records.

Volunteer CE Form

IL Rural Health Association April 25th Legislative Reception

We hope you can join us Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 p.m. to 8 pm  at the  IL Rural Health Association Legislative “Fiesta” Reception at Boone’s Saloon 301 W. Edwards in Springfield (southwest corner of the Capitol complex).  There are over 30 newly elected legislators and about a 40% turnover in the General Assembly in the past few years. It is important you come out and get better acquainted with them and also  network and socialize with your fellow IRHA members in a relaxed setting. Please let me know if you can make it: staff@ilruralhealth.org


ADHA Annual Session.  Will we see you in Jacksonville, FL?



Visit ADHA for additional online CE’s


Continuing your education.

ADHA is proud to offer a wide selection of convenient online continuing education courses in easy-to-use self-paced modules. Each course is followed by a post-test that can be completed and submitted online, by fax or by mail.

Course fees are noted, $18 (ADHA members), $30 (non-members) or free. Courses range from 2 to 4 CE units per course. Successful participants will be awarded either 2 or 4 CE units for each course, as noted.

To begin, simply click on the highlighted text for each course below. Follow the program instructions to complete the course module, payment and post-test submission.

Immediately following submission of the post-test for all CDE World courses, tests are scored and successful participants are immediately provided a CE certificate. For all other courses, you will receive confirmation of your score and a CE certificate via email within four weeks of your test submission. A minimum test score of 80% is required for successful completion of all courses.

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Questions?  Contact the Education Division with any questions or information requests at(312) 440-8930.

Self-Paced Courses

  • Dental Hygiene Education
    • Performance of Dental Hygiene Students in Mass Fatality Training and Radiographic Imaging of Dental Remains (2 CE units)
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders in a 3 Year Study of Dental Hygiene Students (2 CE units)
    • Strategies for Service-Learning Assessment in Dental Hygiene Education (2 CE units)
    • An Innovative HIV Training Program for Dental Hygiene Students (2 CE units)
    • Collaborative Learning in Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Education (2 CE units)
    • Setting and Validating the Pass/Fail Score for the NBDHE (2 CE units)
    • Diet and Nutrition
      • Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Parents of Children with Diabetes Compared to Those of Parents of Children without Diabetes (2 CE units)
      • Vitamins as and Adjunct to Traditional Periodental Therapy (2 CE units)
      • Medical and Dental Implications of Eating Disorders (2 CE units)
      • Probiotics for Periodontal Health: A Review of the Literature (2 CE units
      • Working with Vulnerable Populations
        • Sjögren’s Syndrome: Oral Manifestations and Treatment, a Dental Perspective (2 CE units)
        • Oral Care in the Long-Term Care of Older Patients: How Can the Dental Hygienist Meet the Need? (2 CE units)
        • Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Considerations for Dental Hygienists (2 CE units)
        • Dental Hygiene Management and Care of the Stroke Survivor (2 CE units)
        • The Prevention and Treatment of Oral Mucositis: A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Oral Health Model for Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy (2 CE units)
        • Addressing Early Preventive Oral Health Care Among Young Children: A Pilot Evaluation (2 CE units)
        • Stroke: An Overview and Resources for Dental Hygienists (2 CE units)
        • Pharmacologic Considerations in the Treatment of the Pregnant Dental Patient (2 CE units)
        • 30 Years of HIV/AIDS (2 CE units)
        • Oral Manifestations of Turner Syndrome (2 CE units)
        • Considerations for Treating Women with Cancer (2 CE units)
        • Improving Oral Health Outcomes from Pregnancy through Infancy (2 CE units)
        • Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs (4 CE units)
        • Diabetes Mellitus: Promoting Collaboration Among Health Care Professionals (2 CE units)
        • Clinical Practice and Research
          • The Frequency of Dietary Advice Provision in a Dental Hygiene Clinic (2 CE units)
          • Hearing Difficulties Among Experienced Dental Hygienists (2 CE units)
          • Self-Assessment: What it Means to Me as a Student and Practitioner (2 CE units)
          • The Use of Immersive Visualization for the Control of Dental Anxiety During Oral Debridement (2 CE units)
          • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Role of Dental Hygienists (2 CE units)
          • Volunteerism Among Dental Hygienists: The Relationship Between a Practice Act Incentive, Behaviors, Perceptions, and Motivational Orientations (2 CE units)
          • Performance of Dental Hygiene Students in Mass Fatality Training and Radiographic Imaging of Dental Remains (2 CE units)
          • Comparative Assessment of Volunteerism among Dental Hygienists: The Relationship between a Practice Act Incentive, Behaviors, Perceptions and Motivational Orientations (2 CE units)
          • Screening for Oral Cancer (2 CE units)
          • Technical Performance of Universal and Enhanced Intraoral Imaging Rectangular Collimators (2 CE units)
          • Mass Fatality Incidents and the Role of the Dental Hygienist: Are We Prepared? (2 CE units)
          • Enhancing Dental and Dental Hygiene Student Awareness of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (2 CE units)
          • Switching from Traditional to Digital Radiography (2 CE units)
          • Numb Chin Syndrome: A Signal of Underlying Concern (2 CE units)
          • Use of Recommended Communication Techniques by Maryland Dental Hygienists (2 CE units)
          • Empowerment, Opportunity, Initiative: The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Addressing HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancers (2 CE units)
          • Rapid HIV Testing in the Dental Office (2 CE units)
          • HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers: Risk Factors and Patient Education (2 CE units)
          • A Racial Comparison of Sociocultural Factors and Oral Health Perceptions (2 CE units)
          • Subjective Pain Perception During Calculus Detection With Use of a Periodontal Endoscope (2 CE units)
          • Teledentistry (2 CE units)
          • Recognition of Human Bite Marks: What the Dental Hygienist Should Know (2 CE units)
          • Radiation Safety: Patient Communication Strategies (2 CE units)
          • Public Health Dental Hygiene: An Option for Improved Quality of Care and Quality of Life (2 CE units)
          • Air Polishing: A Review of the Current Literature (2 CE units)
          • Chronic HPA Axis Response to Stress in TMD (2 CE units)
          • Dental Hygienists’ Role in Practice Based Research: PEARL Network Evaluation (2 CE units)
          • Influence of Continuing Education on Dental Hygienists’ Knowledge and Behavior Related to Oral Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation (2 CE units)
          • Dental Hygiene in a Changing World (2 CE units)
          • Periodontal Pathogens and Reactivation of Latent HIV Infection: A Review of the Literature (2 CE units)
          • Chronic Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement Associated with Orthodontic Therapy – A Case Report (2 CE units)
          • Xerostomia: Recognition and Management (2 CE units)
          • The Dental Water Jet: A Historical Review of the Literature (2 CE units)
          • Bariatric Surgery and Implications for Oral Health (2 CE units)
          • Working with Older Adults
            • More Than a Coincidence: Could Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Be Type 3 Diabetes? (2 CE units)
            • The Care and Management of Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in the Patient with Multiple Myeloma (2 CE units)
            • Osteoporosis and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (2 CE units)
            • Interprofessional Work
              • Collaborative Learning in Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Education (2 CE units)
              • Dental Oncology: The Hygienist’s Role in a Cancer Care Team (2 CE units)
              • Periodontology
                • The Relationship Between Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease (2 CE units)
                • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Association with Periodontitis (2 CE units)
                • A New Era in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease (2 CE units)
                • Periodontal Treatment Protocol (PTP) for the General Dental Practice (2 CE units)
                • Periodontal Diseases and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Clinical Practice (2 CE units)
                • A Pilot Study Comparing the Outcome of Scaling/Root Planing With and Without Perioscope (2 CE units)
                • Microbes, Inflammation, Scaling and Root Planing, and the Periodontal Condition (2 CE units)
                • Healthcare
                  • An Assessment Model for Evaluating Outcomes in Federally Qualified Health Centers’ Dental Departments: Results of a 5-Year Study (2CE units)
                  • The Health Literacy Challenge: Strategies for Healthcare Providers (2 CE units)
                  • Infection Control
                • Evaluating Utility Gloves as a Potential Reservoir for Pathogenic Bacteria (2 CE units)
                • Evaluating and Implementing an Interactive Infection Control Instructional Program (2 CE units)
                • A Survey of US Dental Hygienists’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices with Infection Control Guidelines (2 CE units)
                • Biofilm
                  • The Role of the Dental Plaque Biofilm in Oral Health (2 CE units)
                  • Molecular Analysis of Oral Biofilms (2 CE units)
                  • Antimicrobials
                    • Antimicrobial Resistance (2 CE units)
                    • Evidence-Based Considerations for the Clinical Use of Locally Delivered; Controlled-Release Antimicrobials in Periodontal Therapy (2 CE units)
                    • Antiseptic Mouth Rinses: An Update on Comparative Effectiveness, Risks and Recommendations (2 CE units)
                    • Locally Delivered Antimicrobials: Clinical Evidence and Relevance (2 CE units)
                    • Safety and Efficacy of Antimicrobial Mouthrinses in Clinical Practice (2 CE units)
                    • Strategies for Incorporating Antimicrobial Mouthrinses into Daily Oral Care (2 CE units)
                    • Caries
                      • The Relationship Between Methamphetamine Use and Dental Caries and Missing Teeth (2 CE units)
                      • Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Dental Hygienists Regarding Caries Management by Risk Assessment (2 CE units)
                      • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication and Dental Caries in Children (2 CE units)
                      • Non-carious Class V Lesions: Characteristics and Patient Assessment (2 CE units)
                      • Dental Hygienists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practicing Behaviors Regarding Caries Risk Assessment and Management (2 CE units)
                      • The Role of Dental Hygiene in Caries Management: A New Paradigm (2 CE units)
                      • The Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride to Address Global Dental Caries (2 CE units)