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Dental Hygiene Refresher Program; 40 CEUs; Friday - Sunday, April 28 - 30, 2023

Want to improve skills and knowledge, prepare for Dental Hygiene Clinical Boards, reinstate a Dental Hygiene license or meet CE mandates and requirements?  The Dental Hygiene Refresher Program, est.1988, provides a class and clinical experience, assesses clinical competence and prepares the participant to achieve professional goals. PLS is a recognized CE Provider by the ADACERP, AADH and Florida CE Broker.
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*Customized packages begin at $1850. Tuition is $2550 for the full 40 credit course. Contact Joyce for a free consultation to guide you to the appropriate level of instruction and details to achieve your goals. A $600 non refundable deposit will secure your seat. The balance of the tuition is due 30 days prior to the course. The balance may be paid by check or major credit card.

Enrollment is limited and this course typically sells out quickly.

Contact Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH, Program Director, 203-261-2857; Fax: 203-459-2911; 

  • 1st Payment: Course Deposit
    2nd Payment: Balance on Complete Course
    2nd Payment: Clinical Only
    Full Payment, Complete Course Tuition
    Pre course Clinical Assessment
    DHRP Payment Options: 2nd Payment: Balance on Complete Course
  • $1950.00
Enrollment Open
    • Course Number
  • DHRP Payment Options
    1st Payment: Course Deposit, 2nd Payment: Balance on Complete Course, 2nd Payment: Clinical Only, Full Payment, Complete Course Tuition, Pre course Clinical Assessment
  • CEUs
    up to 40
  • Date
    April 28 - 30, 2023
  • Day
    Friday - Sunday
  • Time
    Times vary per course agenda
  • Location
    Homewood Suites Hotel
    6905 Main St.

    Dental Office
  • City
    Stratford , CT
    Shelton, CT
  • Region
  • Target Audience
    Dental Hygienists and Foreign trained Dentists
  • Teaching Method
    Lecuture, Lab and Clinical Practice
  • Course Materials
    pre-requisite on demand webinars, reading resources
Dental Hygiene Refresher Program (est. 1988)
Dental Hygiene Comprehensive Review and Clinical Competence Evaluation

This program is accepted as a reinstatement / continuing education credit requirement by many state boards / professional licensing agencies. Some states, according to their regulations, may waive the DH clinical boards as a re-entry requirement based upon individual case evaluation. 


To determine if this Program is right for you, please contact Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed, FAADH

The course may be modified contingent on the candidate’s requirements and a clinical assessment. A virtual option may be available,  
contingent on candidate qualifications.

50% didactic and 50% workshops and clinical practice.

COURSE LENGTH:  40 hours.  Extended time is contingent on the learner's needs/requirements.

1. Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene school in the United States*
2. Candidate for the dental hygiene clinical boards  
3. State Board authorization for license reinstatement in good standing
4. Currently licensed dental hygienist seeking remediation/ CEUs. 

*Exceptions may apply

INSTRUCTORS:  Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed., FAADH; Wendy Mazzamauro, RDH. Claudia Turcotte, RDH, MS, MSOSH
Experience: current Dental Hygiene educators and clinical instructors with decades of teaching and clinical practice. Several instructors are also business owners, national lecturers, industry consultants and speakers, CPR instructors, experienced specialty practitioners, and university/college adjunct or full time faculty. 

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to update a licensed dental hygienist, clinically prepare an exam candidate, assist a licensed dental hygienist to meet CE license requirements in another state, and/or assist in the reinstatement requirement of a dental hygienist with an expired license. Current philosophies, theories and practices are incorporated into an intense concentration of didactic and clinical instruction. Direct clinical practice is a major component of the program with individualized coaching. An initial assessment determines the educational plan and length of program. Appropriate instruments and equipment are provided at a state of the art dental facility for the clinical component of the course. 
General topics include, but are not limited to, standard of care, ethical and legal responsibilities: 
·        infection control and bloodborne pathogens training
·         cultural competency/diversity, HIPAA, medical history and vital signs
·         oral assessment and disease detection, digital x-rays, data collection 
·         treatment planning, documentation and record keeping, computer software training
·         oral health education, promotion and disease prevention; CAMBRA
·         manual and ultrasonic instrumentation, sharpening, care and maintenance
·         ergonomics 
·         professional, career and continual learning resources
·         new dental products and technologies

Pre Clinical Course Assessment is recommended for candidates who have been out of practice for 10+ years or have less than 2 years experience.  This is a 90 minute clinical instrumentation assessment preceding the full course, to provide individual instruction, coaching, and remediation.

LODGINGS: Group rate at the Homewood Suites Hotel, Stratford, CT.  Details provided upon enrollment.

Note: Course participants practice alongside instructors to ensure safety when using new techniques and equipment.
Caution: ADA CERP guidelines state that participants should be cautioned of the risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Disclosures: Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed. is a key opinion leader for Hu-Friedy Group, Surgitel, Procter and Gamble. Wendy Mazzamauro is a clinical educator for DenMat Corp. 

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/21 - 12/31/25). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry. 

Concerns or complaints about CE may be directed to PLS at or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at   


PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/22). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. 

Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

This course is designated up to 40 CEUs.   Check your state's CE regulations for course acceptance.