New Mexico CDE Requirements

Dental Assistant with state certification in expanded functions

# CDE Required: 30 hours

Renewal Period: Every 3 years

Required Topics: Infection control techniques and sterilization procedures - hours unspecified
Radiographic technique or safety and protection - 3 hours

*Maximum of 30 hours can be taken online, as webinars or as self-study.

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

# CDE Required: 36 hours

Renewal Period: Every 3 years

Required Topics: Infection control techniques and sterilization procedures - hours unspecified
Restorative dentistry - 12 hours

Maximum of 12 hours can be on-line, webinars or self-study

Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC)

# CDE Required: 36 hours

Renewal Period: Every 3 years

Required Topics: Infection control techniques and sterilization procedures - hours unspecified 
Preventive or emergency dentistry - 12 hours

Maximum of 12 hours can be on-line, webinars or self-study

More information: New Mexico Licensing Website

Notes:

  • All dental auxiliaries must hold current certification in BLS or CPR; cannot be a self-study course
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