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GDA - Your Home for Required CE Courses

Dentists are required to have at least 40 hours of continuing education (for hygienists the requirement is 22) by the end of 2023 in order to renew your license. For more on the requirements click here.

Of those 40 hours, at least one hour must be a course on opioids. New for 2023, at least one of those hours must pertain to laws, ethics and professionalism which we term LEAP CE.

Sedation permit holders must have at least four hours in pharmacology, anesthesia, emergency medicine or sedation.

Below are GDA courses that will help you meet these requirements.


http:// You can get your LEAP CE at the following GDA events in 2023

May 12 - LEAP CE Webinar 
July 14 - GDA Annual Convention - Orlando 
August 18 - LEAP CE Webinar 
September 22-24 - Bridging the Gap CE Summit - Atlanta 
October 13 - LEAP CE Webinar - Download an On-Demand Webinar

Opioid CE

You can get your Opioid CE at the following GDA events in 2023

To satisfy the new 8-hour requirement from the DEA click here.
June 15 - Opioid Webinar - 
July 14 - GDA Annual Convention - Orlando - 
September 22-24 - Bridging the Gap CE Summit - Atlanta - 
November 17 - Opioid Webinar - Register Here

One Day Required CE Course - see below for course description

Required CE Course - Atlanta

Saturday, December 9
8 am - 2:30 pm
6 live CE hours
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Get all your required courses in one event. The morning sessions include live CE in areas that cover the CE requirements for dentists with a sedation permit. The afternoon courses are required of all dentists before license renewal at the end of the year.
8 am - Noon - Sedation and Pharmacology Update* 
12-12:30 pm - Lunch (only for those registering for the full day)
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Opioids 
1:30 - 2:30 - LEAP CE (Laws, Ethics And Professionalism - LEAP) 
*Satisfies CE requirements for sedation permit holders