Minnesota CE Requirements

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants must maintain continuous CPR certification in the American Heart Association’s healthcare provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or the American Red Cross’s professional rescuer (BLS) course.

Limited-Radiology Registrant

# CDE Required: 2 credit hours every 2 years

 Required Topics: Infection Control

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

# CE Required: 25 credit hours every 2 years

Required Topics:

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours of fundamental*
  • Maximum of 10 credit hours of elective*
  • Minimum of 2 courses must be completed in two different core subject areas
  • A CPR certification course is mandatory to maintain licensure

Note: Effective August 2017, an infection control course is mandatory for LDAs to maintain licensure.

*See Minnesota Board of Dentistry website link for definitions and specifics.

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) with Collaborative Practice Authorization

An LDA with Collaborative Practice Authorization who performs duties without the dentist being present at the location where the services are being performed as authorized under a collaborative practice agreement must document completion of a course on medical emergencies during each continuing education cycle.

More information: Minnesota Board of Dentistry Website