Kentucky

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Updated:  5/1/2018

Summary Dentist

Renewal Deadline:  December 31st Odd Years
Renewal Period:  2 Years
Required Hours: 30

State Mandated CE Courses:  All licensed dentists must complete 3 hours of continuing education that relates to the use of the electronic monitoring system, pain management or addiction disorders.

Limits on Courses: 10 hours must be live.

Summary RDH

Renewal Deadline:  December 31st Odd Years
Renewal Period:  2 Years
Required Hours: 30

State Mandated CE Courses:  RDH with general supervision privileges: 3 hours Medical Emergencies (live)
Public Health RDH must complete at least 5 hours of CE in the area of public health or public dental health

Limits on Courses:  10 hours must be live

 

 

Kentucky Board of Dentistry

201 KAR 8:532:9 and 201 KAR 8:562

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201 KAR 8:532. Licensure of dentists.

Section 9. Minimum Continuing Education Requirements. (1) Each individual desiring renewal of an active dental license shall complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education that relates to or advances the practice of dentistry and would be useful to the licensee's practice.

      (2) Acceptable continuing education hours shall include course content designed to increase:

      (a) Competency in treating patients who are medically compromised or who experience medical emergencies during the course of dental treatment;

      (b) Knowledge of pharmaceutical products and the protocol of the proper use of medications;

      (c) Competence to diagnose oral pathology;

      (d) Awareness of currently accepted methods of infection control;

      (e) Knowledge of basic medical and scientific subjects including biology, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, and public health;

      (f) Knowledge of clinical and technological subjects;

      (g) Knowledge of subjects pertinent to patient management, safety, and oral healthcare;

      (h) Competency in assisting in mass casualty or mass immunization situations;

      (i) Clinical skills through the volunteer of clinical charitable dentistry that meets the requirements of KRS 313.254;

      (j) Knowledge of office business operations and best practices; or

      (k) Participation in dental association or society business meetings.

      (3) A minimum of ten (10) hours shall be taken in a live interactive presentation format.

      (4) A maximum of ten (10) hours total may be taken that meet the requirements of subsection (2)(i) - (k) of this section.

      (5) All continuing education hours shall be verified by the receipt of a certificate of completion or certificate of attendance bearing:

      (a) The signature of or verification by the provider;

      (b) The name of the licensee in attendance;

      (c) The title of the course or meeting attended or completed;

      (d) The date of attendance or completion;

      (e) The number of hours earned; and

      (f) Evidence of the method of delivery if the course was taken in a live interactive presentation format.

      (6) It shall be the sole responsibility of the individual licensee to obtain documentation from the provider or sponsoring organization verifying participation as established in subsection (5) of this section and to retain the documentation for a minimum of five (5) years.

      (7) At license renewal, each licensee shall attest to the fact that he or she has complied with the requirements of this section.

      (8) Each licensee shall be subject to audit of proof of continuing education compliance by the board.

 

      Section 10. Requirements for Renewal of a Dental License. (1) Each individual desiring renewal of an active dental license shall:

      (a) Submit a signed, completed Application for Renewal of Dental Licensure with an email contact address;

      (b) Pay the fee required by 201 KAR 8:520;

      (c) Maintain with no more than a thirty (30) day lapse CPR certification that meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association unless a hardship waiver is submitted to and subsequently approved by the board;

      (d) Meet the requirements of KRS 214.615(1) regarding HIV/AIDS education for healthcare providers;

      (e) Obtain at least one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education in the use of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, pain management, or addiction disorders per year or a total of three (3) hours in a two (2) year renewal cycle; and

      (f) Meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Section 9 of this administrative regulation except in the following cases:

      1. If a hardship waiver has been submitted to and is subsequently approved by the board;

      2. If the licensee graduated in the first year of the renewal biennium, in which case the licensee shall complete one-half (1/2) of the hours as outlined in Section 9 of this administrative regulation; and

      3. If the licensee graduated in the second year of the renewal biennium, in which case the licensee shall not be required to complete the continuing education requirements outlined in Section 9 of this administrative regulation.

      (2) If a licensee has not actively practiced dentistry in the two (2) consecutive years preceding the filing of the renewal application, he or she shall complete and pass a board approved refresher course prior to resuming the active practice of dentistry.

201 KAR 8:562. Licensure of dental hygienists.

Section 5. Minimum Continuing Education Requirements. (1) Each individual desiring renewal of an active dental hygiene license shall complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education that relates to or advances the practice of dental hygiene and would be useful to the licensee in his practice.

      (2) Acceptable continuing education hours shall include course content designed to increase:

      (a) Competency in treating patients who are medically compromised or who experience medical emergencies during the course of dental hygiene treatment;

      (b) Knowledge of pharmaceutical products and the protocol of the proper use of medications;

      (c) Awareness of currently accepted methods of infection control;

      (d) Knowledge of basic medical and scientific subjects including, biology, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, and public health;

      (e) Knowledge of clinical and technological subjects;

      (f) Knowledge of subjects pertinent to patient management, safety, and oral healthcare;

      (g) Competency in assisting in mass casualty or mass immunization situations;

      (h) Clinical skills through the volunteer of clinical charitable dental hygiene that meets the requirements of KRS 313.254;

      (i) Knowledge of office business operations and best practices; or

      (j) Participation in dental or dental hygiene association or society business meetings.

      (3) A minimum of ten (10) hours shall be taken in a live interactive presentation format.

      (4) A maximum of ten (10) hours total may be taken that meet the requirements of subsection (2)(h) - (j) of this section.

      (5) All continuing education hours shall be verified by the receipt of a certificate of completion or certificate of attendance bearing:

      (a) The signature of the provider;

      (b) The name of the licensee in attendance;

      (c) The title of the course or meeting attended or completed;

      (d) The date of attendance or completion;

      (e) The number of hours earned; and

      (f) Evidence of the method of delivery if the course was taken in a live interactive presentation format.

      (6) It shall be the sole responsibility of the individual dental hygienist to obtain documentation from the provider or sponsoring organization verifying participation as established in subsection (5) of this section and to retain the documentation for a minimum of five (5) years.

      (7) At license renewal, each licensee shall attest to the fact that he or she has complied with the requirements of this section.

      (8) Each licensee shall be subject to audit of proof of continuing education compliance by the board.

 

      Section 6. Requirements for Renewal of a Dental Hygiene License. (1) Each individual desiring renewal of an active dental hygiene license shall:

      (a) Submit a completed, signed Application for Renewal of Dental Hygiene Licensure with an email contact address;

      (b) Pay the fee required by 201 KAR 8:520;

      (c) Maintain with no more than a thirty (30) day lapse, CPR certification that meets or exceeds the guidelines established by the American Heart Association, incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 8:530, unless a hardship waiver is submitted to and subsequently approved by the board;

      (d) Meet the requirements of KRS 214.615(1); and

      (e) Meet the continuing education requirements as established in Section 5 of this administrative regulation except in the following cases:

      1. If a hardship waiver has been submitted to and is subsequently approved by the board;

      2. If the licensee graduated in the first year of the renewal biennium, in which case the licensee shall complete one-half (1/2) of the hours as established in Section 5 of this administrative regulation; and

      3. If the licensee graduated in the second year of the renewal biennium, in which case the licensee shall not be required to complete the continuing education requirements established in Section 5 of this administrative regulation.

      (2) If a licensee has not actively practiced dental hygiene in the two (2) consecutive years preceding the filing of the renewal application, he or she shall complete and pass a board-approved refresher course prior to resuming the active practice of dental hygiene.