CE Regulation Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2016, the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) and the DHPL Office of Public Protection began conducting random audits of all licensed dentists for compliance with 234 CMR 8.00, the Board's regulations on continuing education. Each licensed dentist seeking renewal of his or her license to practice in the Commonwealth is required to complete continuing education as a condition precedent to such renewal. A dentist licensed to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112 § 45 must complete a minimum of 40 CEUs per renewal cycle.

Part of the CEUs required for all dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants include a course in infection control in the dental health care setting, and certification in CPR/AED or BLS (or a certification in ACLS or PALS in accordance with requirements for the level of anesthesia permit issued).

In addition, all dentists who prescribe controlled substances are required to take a course in pain management.

Satisfy the BORID & Statutory Biennial Requirements at Yankee

During each licensing cycle, you must take several courses required by the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID). The MDS offers these courses through the Yankee Institute throughout the year, as well as at Yankee Dental Congress each January.

Required Courses at Yankee 2018:


Infection Control:  

Pain Management: 

Stay tuned for a Yankee Institute course schedule to be published after Yankee 2018!

Credit Hours Required

Definition of CEU

Other Ways to Earn CE Credits

Pain Management / Controlled Substances CE Requirement