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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene is committed to providing you with educational experiences that meet state licensure requirements and that are relevant to your needs for practice. We are pleased to serve as an educational resource for your continuing competency and lifelong learning.

We now offer 2 methods of registration:

  1. Online: Register Here.
  2. Telephone: Call Continuing Education Operations (757) 683-4247 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to register by phone with a credit card. Please reference the course numbers below when registering.

Click here for the 2013-2014 Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Course Catalog

Click here to receive email updates and reminders for the School of Dental Hygiene CE courses

Continuing Dental Hygiene Education Winter Weekend

Save the Date!

The Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel will be our setting again for 2015!
February 20-22, 2015, Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA

An Intensive Continuing Education program designed to provide participants with 15 CE hours all in one weekend.

Click here to book a room reservation at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel or call 757-425-9000. Mention you are an ODU Winter Weekend participant to take advantage of the special $105 nightly room rate.

Topics and registation information will be available September 2014.

Local Anesthsia/Nitrous Oxide Sedation Certification for Dental Hygienists

The School of Dental Hygiene is offering this 36-hour continuing education course on the following dates:

  • July 11-14, 2014 Term 201415 CN 90004

Course fee: $1,299.00
Limited to 30 participants

Call Continuing Education Operations (757) 683-4247 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to register by phone with a credit card. Please reference the course number above when registering.


Written refund requests received at least 1 week prior to the start of the course will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 1 week prior to the start of the course. Registration fees for cancelled registrations may not be applied to future events. The sponsor reserves the right to cancel any course, in which case the registration fee will be fully refunded.

Click here for required information.

Dental Radiation Safety Certification

  • September 18 & 20, 2014 Term #201415, CN #90008 (Class meets on Thursday & Saturday)
  • October 22 & 25, 2014 Term #201425, CN #90005
  • January 21 & 24, 2015 Term 201435 CN# 90063
  • March 25 & 28, 2015 Term 201435 CN# 90064
  • June 3 and 6, 2015 Term 201445 CN # 90037

Class meets on Wed. 6pm-9pm and continues on Sat. 8:30am-4:30pm.

Designed to prepare on-the-job trained dental assistants for successful completion of the examination leading to a dental radiation certificate. Lecture and lab activity cover radiation physics, biology, protection, and regulations guiding the use of ionizing radiation. Technical competency is NOT covered in this course. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

To register, call the CE Office directly at 757-683-4247

Course fee: $175.00
Limited to 32 participants

For more information about dental hygiene CE course offerings, contact Tammie Smith, Continuing Education at 757-683-4256 or tsmith@odu.edu.

To register for classes by phone, contact 757-683-4247.