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Series made possible by  Torch Dental

The NJDA's VIRTUAL Lunch Session Series supports the educational needs of our members’ staff while satisfying licensure renewal requirements for FREE. The series is offered from April through October. Each course will be offered three times 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, 2025 for dental hygienists and December 31, 2026 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.
  • One hour of continuing education in educational programs or topics concerning prescription Opioid Drugs
  • One hour of continuing education in educational programs in Professional Ethics and New Jersey law Concerning the Practice of Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting.


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

  • In order to receive CE certification, attendees must be logged on for a minimum of 50 minutes per hour and complete a course evaluation for each course.
  • Each attendee must be logged into the program on their own device. Following CERP Guidelines, NO CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS WILL BE ISSUED WITH SHARED VIEWING.
  • These programs are NOT recorded and will NOT be available on demand. You must be logged in live during the specified times to receive credit.
  • Susan Somerset, DMD, RPh Aughh! Not Another Pain Management Course! -Susan Somerset, DMD, RPH
    Wednesday, May 1st @12:00-1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 13th @12:30-1:30pm
    Thursday, October 10th @1:00-2:00pm
  • Marie Fluent, DDS Infection Control Update for the State of New Jersey- Marie Fluent, DDS
    Tuesday, April 16th @12:00-1:00pm
    Monday, June 17th @1:00-2:00pm
    Tuesday, October 1st @12:30-1:30pm
  • Dennis Alessi, Esq Ethics for Dental Professionals- Dennis Alessi, Esq
    Wednesday, June 26th @1:00-2:00pm
    Monday, July 15th @12:00-1:00pm
    Thursday, August 22nd @12:30-1:30pm

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

Brianna Oddo
Program/Marketing Assistant

Courtney Skolka
Graphic & Digital Media Creator

Maureen Barlow
Dir. of Programs & Development