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The NJDA has developed a VIRTUAL Lunch Session Series to support the educational needs of our members’ staff while satisfying licensure renewal requirements at a low cost.  The series is offered from January through September.  Each course will be offered three time during lunch hours. This series is available to team members only – dental hygienists, dental assistants, lab techs, office managers and staff.

The New Jersey State Board of Dentistry published a notice that three new licensure requirements will need to be completed for license renewal on December 31, 2023 for dental hygienists and December 31, 2024 for registered dental assistants:

  • One hour of continuing education in preventing and controlling Infectious Diseases and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to infection control in dental settings "Infection Control for the Dental Professional", Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH
  • One hour of continuing education in educational programs or topics concerning prescription Opioid Drugs. "Evidence-Based Analgesia for Post-Surgical Dental Pain", Katherine Theken, PharmD, PhD
  • One hour of continuing education in educational programs in Professional Ethics and New Jersey law Concerning the Practice of Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting. "Ethics: Truth or Consequences", Sidney Whitman, DDS


 Package: $99 for all 3 programs
 A la Carte: $49 per course                       
Registrants must be employed by a current member of the NJDA.         


The series is offered from January through September. Each course will be offered three times only during lunch hours.

  • Katherine Theken Evidence-Based Analgesia for Post-Surgical Dental Pain- Dr. Katherine Theken
    Thursday, January 12 @1:00-2:00pm
    Monday, April 3 @12:30-1:30pm
    Tuesday, July 25 @1:00-2:00pm
  • Linda Hecker Infection Control for the Dental Professional- Linda Hecker
    Thursday, March 9 @1:00-2:00pm
    Monday, June 12 @1:00-2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 27 @12:30-1:30pm
  • Sidney Whitman Ethics: Truth or Consequences- Dr. Sidney Whitman
    Tuesday, February 28 @12:30-1:30pm
    Thursday, May 18 @1:00-2:00pm
    Monday, August 7 @1:00-2:00pm

For any questions, please contact the Programs and Business Development Department.

Rebekah Rosa
Program/Marketing Assistant

Courtney Skolka
Graphic & Digital Media Creator

Maureen Barlow
Dir. of Programs & Development