2015 Continuing Education Credits

Posted: 11/5/2015

The 2015 ROC-P cycle has started and ABPD would like to take the time to suggest a few sites for continuing education.  The board requires 15 hours of CE (directly related to the clinical aspect of pediatric dentistry) to be completed and recorded in your dashboard by November 30, 2015.

Here are a few sites:

Evidence of a Commitment to Lifelong Learning, Continuing Scholarship and Improvement is required annually. Diplomates are required to complete and record 15 hours of continuing education that is related to the clinical aspect of pediatric dentistry each year into their dashboard. A Diplomate is only required to enter 15 hours of CE, however the system may be used as a place to bank/store CE. A record of these hours may be printed or accessed my clicking on the “My Transcript” tab.

Hours entered into the system will be entered to one of the two categories below. We encourage Diplomate to use the site as a bank for all CE however only credit entered as related to pediatric dentistry will count towards the annual requirement. 

  1. Continuing Education hours related to clinical dentistry and applicable to pediatric dental care or education associated with pediatric healthcare.
  2. Continuing Education hours not related to clinical dentistry nor associated to pediatric healthcare., i.e. Business Management courses.

The Board has established certain limits on the number of hours awarded for various activities:

  • Attendance (Live or Online) at a continuing education courses
Contact Hours*
  • Scientific presentations
Contact Hours*
  • PALS or infection control Pediatric Medical Update
Contact Hours*
  • Participation in an online or other multi-media course
Contact Hours*
  • Completion of the ROC examination
10 hours 
  • Publication as primary or contributing author in a peer reviewed
    journal, book or monograph
5 hours
  • Teaching clinical dentistry
    • 4+ days/week: 10 hours
    • 2-3 days/week: 4 hours
    • 2 days/week: 2 hours


The general rule of thumb is that any course related to clinical practice is acceptable. Other acceptable subjects are patient record keeping, risk management, communication, and OSHA regulations. Hours awarded for the satisfactory completion of any course can only be used in the year they were awarded.

*The number of hours awarded for each course usually depends on the length of the course. For example, participants at a three-hour course usually receive three hours of credit.


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