Act 31 and Act 124 CE Requirements



Several in-person courses have been scheduled to help member dentists comply with these CE requirements needed for relicensure in March 2021:

In-person courses:

North West

Friday, September 25, 2020
Act 31 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
$55 for PDA member dentists and hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel; $155 for non-member dentists.
Act 124 – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
$75 for PDA member dentists and hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel; $175 for non-member dentists.
Offered by PDA and the Ninth District Dental Society at the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie
Register online or contact Rebecca at (717) 234-5941, ext. 117, or rvn@padental.org.

Greater Pittsburgh


Friday, September 18, 2020 (Aliquippa)
Act 31 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Act 124 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
$50 per course for dentists, hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel
Offered by the Beaver Valley Dental Society at The Club at Shadow Lakes, Aliquippa
Download and return the completed form to reserve your space. Space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Friday, September 18, 2020 (Cranberry Township)
Act 124 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Act 31 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
$50 per course for dentists, hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel
Offered by the Lawrence County Dental Society and the Cranberry Area Dental Study Club at the Cranberry Highlands Banquet Room, Cranberry Township
Download and return the completed form to reserve your space. Space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Act 124 – Time TBD
Friday, November 6, 2020
Act 31 – Time TBD
Offered by the Dental Society of Western PA at the 3Rivers Dental Conference 2020, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Contact Marian at (412) 321-5810 or threeriversdental@verizon.net for registration information.

New Date - Friday, November 20, 2020
Act 31 and Act 124 as part of a full-day course from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
$160 for PDA member dentists; $85 for PDA retired/life member dentists; $85 for hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel; $270 for non-member dentists.
Offered by PDA and the Eighth District Dental Society at the DuBois Country Club, DuBois
Register online or contact Rebecca at (717) 234-5941, ext. 117, or rvn@padental.org.
 


Central

Friday, November 6, 2020
Act 31 and Act 124 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
$95 for PDA member dentists, $150 for non-member dentists, $75 for hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel. 
Offered by the Sixth District Dental Society at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport
Register online or contact Andrea at (717) 234-5941, ext. 123, or ach@padental.org.

South Central

Friday, October 2, 2020
Act 31 and Act 124 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
PDA member dentists, $70 per course or $120 for both; non-member dentists, $85 per course or $160 for both; hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel, $60 per course or $100 for both 
Offered by the Cumberland Valley Dental Society at The Orchards Restaurant, Chambersburg
Contact Dr. Jackie Fogal at jackie.keller13@gmail.com to register.

Friday, October 30, 2020
OSHA – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Act 124 – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Dental X-Ray Imaging – 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Act 31 – 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. 
Offered by the Lancaster County Dental Society at the Lancaster Marriott, Penn Square
Registration opens in July for Lancaster County Dental Society (LCDS) members. Non-LCDS members can register in August. Contact Bridgette Weiss, LCDS Secretary at 717-606-6534, or lcdentalsociety@gmail.com.

Friday, December 11, 2020
Act 31 and Act 124 as part of a full day of CE
West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill 
Open only to Harrisburg Area Dental Society members and their office staff. www.hads.org.

North East

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - CANCELED


Greater Philadelphia

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Act 31 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (3 hours needed for initial licensure also fulfills license renewal requirement)
Act 124 – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (4 hours needed for initial licensure also fulfills license renewal requirement)
Dentists $175 per course or both for $290; Auxiliaries $75 per course or both for $125
Mack Auditorium at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown
Contact Patricia Atno at (610) 969-4839 or patricia.atno@lvhn.org; Contact Dr. Michelle Pisano-Marsh at (484) 884-2315 or Michele_A.Pisano@lvhn.org.

Friday, December 4, 2020
Act 31 and Act 124 as part of a full-day course with radiation safety from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$250 for PDA member dentists; $125 for hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed office personnel; $300 for non-member dentists.
Offered by the Philadelphia County Dental Society and PDA at the Philadelphia Hilton City Avenue Hotel, Philadelphia
Register online or contact Rebecca at (717) 234-5941, ext. 117, or rvn@padental.org.
 



Online CE courses to fulfill Act 31 and Act 124 CE requirements:
The Act 31 and Act 124 CE requirements can be fulfilled online. Visit the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry’s website for a list of approved Act 31 providers at www.dos.pa.gov/dentistry (click on Announcements and then Board Approved Act 31 Providers). Dental licensees (dentists, hygienists and EFDAs) can take any of the courses approved for mandated reporters or healthcare professionals or related specifically to dentistry.
Or, complete the complimentary online course available at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu. The course is three hours and the State Board will recognize two of the three hours toward the CE hours needed for license renewal.
 
PDA has developed a 2-hour online course, Pain Management Alternatives and Identification of Addiction, to fulfill the Act 124 CE requirement and that course is accessible on the Prerecorded Events tab of the Event Calendar. The course is complimentary for PDA member dentists; $20 for hygienists and assistants; $100 for nonmember dentists and $50 for ADA members from another state.

PDA member dentists can sign in to the website with their username and password. Dental team members, ADA member dentists and nonmember dentists will need to establish a username and password the first time they take an online course offered by PDA. Contact PDA at (717) 234-5941, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or email PDA’s membership department to establish an online account.

Every PDA member dentist has a username and password. For most members, your default website username is your first initial, last name and four-digit year of birth with no spaces and no punctuation. The password is lowercase ada and your ADA number. If you don’t remember your username or password, please contact PDA’s membership department.