What does “ADA CERP approved provider” mean?

By | April 28, 2014

ADA CERP logoWe’re deep in planning for the ADA 28th New Dentist Conference taking place in Kansas City, Missouri July 17-19, 2014 at Sheraton Kansas City, Crown Center (registration is open now). The conference offers up to 14 hours of continuing education, and the American Dental Association is an ADA CERP approved provider. Which means what exactly?

In short, it’s a sign of quality. ADA CERP reviews and approves providers of CE that meet standards for quality continuing dental education. Providers are evaluated in 14 aspects of CE program quality. Only providers that can meet ADA CERP standards and procedures are granted approval and are authorized to use the ADA CERP logo and recognition statement. Providers are held accountable for maintaining those same high standards through periodic reevaluation.

CE credits earned by attending CERP approved providers’ courses are accepted by all state licensing boards (subject to any additional requirements or restrictions each individual board may have). The Academy of General Dentistry also accepts credits from CERP approved providers towards its fellowship and mastership awards.

You can find more information about ADA CERP here. And if you want to earn up to 14 hours of CE at the ADA 28th New Dentist Conference, register today (popular courses do sell out!)

2 thoughts on “What does “ADA CERP approved provider” mean?

  1. Debby Santens

    Is there anyone out there that can help guide me through this process as I have questions? I’d love to walk with someone that has recently completed the application process. I can be contacted via email, which is best or by office phone 972/359-8100, but I do travel some.

    Thank you,

  2. Vera Brown DMD

    Hi Debby,
    Have you received any response regarding someone helping you through the application process? I too am looking to begin the application and would love some help.
    Thank you,


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