Certified Dental Technicians (CDT) must accumulate 12 hours of CE credits each year to renew their certification. These credits include:
- 1 hour regulatory systems education
- 6 hours scientific or technical education, and
- 5 hours of additional scientific, or professional development education.
CDT credits can be earned by completing technical courses, attending clinics, or completing online training courses or webinars.
Courses and clinics are hosted across the country throughout the year at participating laboratories, trade shows, and at companies such as Dentsply, Ivoclar Vivadent and Zahn, to name a few. LMT Commications has a detailed list of available courses.
PTC offers 4 online dental anatomy courses that are accredited for up to 5 CE credits each (completing all 4 courses will earn a total of 18 scientific credits) and 3 Hands On Dental Technician Courses that are accredited for 32 CE credits each.
Whether you choose to attend a show, complete a hands-on course, or earn your credits in the comfort of your own environment there are many options available to fulfill your CDT credit needs.