Connecticut CE Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2018, any dental assistant must complete at least 1 hour of training or education in infection control every two years, via in-person or online courses offered by a dental school or an accredited higher education institution that is recognized by the CODA, the American Dental Association (ADA), or any association or society affiliated with the ADA or American Dental Assistants Association.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
The Connecticut legislature passed a new law in the 2016 legislative session creating and defining requirements for Expanded Function Dental Assistants. The state of Connecticut is in the process of implementing the new law.
Under the new law, Connecticut EFDAs are required to maintain DANB CDA or COA certification; therefore, they must complete DANB’s Recertification Requirements annually, which include 12 continuing education (CE) credits (for certificants who hold one certification) and maintenance of continuous, hands-on CPR, BLS or ACLS certification from a DANB-approved provider. DANB certificants who hold more than one certification must earn additional CE credits annually according to the scale established by DANB.
Beginning January 1, 2018, the state of Connecticut also requires EFDAs to complete one hour of training or education in infection control in a dental setting every two years. Such training may include courses, including online courses, offered or approved by a dental school or another institution of higher education that is accredited or recognized by the CODA, a regional accrediting organization, the American Dental Association (ADA), or a state, district or local dental association or society affiliated with the ADA or American Dental Assistants Association.