NCCHC to Offer Continuing Education Credit for Dentists

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Posted Nov 30, 2015

The American Dental Association’s Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition has approved the National Commission for a two-year term of recognition as a provider of continuing dental education. The term began Nov. 1.

"Receiving recognition as an ADA CERP provider is an impressive accomplishment," said Nicholas Makrides, DMD, MPH. "This will enable NCCHC to expand its educational programming in the area of correctional oral health care and provide great benefit for dentists who work in correctional settings." Makrides serves on NCCHC’s board of directors as liaison of the American Dental Assocation; he also is a longtime member of NCCHC’s education committee.

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 boards of dentistry.

CCEPR evaluates providers in 14 aspects of program quality through the ADA CERP application process. Only providers that can meet the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures are granted recognition and are authorized to use the ADA CERP logo and recognition statement.

The first opportunity for dentists to obtain dental CE from NCCHC is at the Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care, being held April 9-12 in Nashville.

About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities; operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards; produces and disseminates resource publications; conducts educational trainings and conferences; and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a liaison to the NCCHC board of directors.