All dentists and dental hygienists must complete continuing education hours annually in order to renew their license. Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, dental asisstants, and other staff providing direct patient care are also required to maintain basic life support certifications. There are numerous regulations surrounding how much, and in what areas, you need to obtain CE, how you need to document it, and how you can obtain it.
Ed. Note: UWSoD Student Inna Piskorska is following up her recent trip to Haiti with another humanitarian dental effort, this time to the island of Jamaica, the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean. While there, the group of 24 volunteers are providing free dental care to the those in need.