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Area L AHEC provides a number of services and educational programs for dental professionals. Working through the Area L AHEC Dental Advisory Committee, which includes a representative from each county in the region, AHEC provides a series of continuing education events for area dental personnel. These events are generally structured for clinical training, are three hours in length, and are held in a central location.

Area L AHEC staff support dental professionals in our region by:

  • Developing continuing education programming for the oral health discipline
  • Offering technical assistance, consultation, and information services to enhance dental care delivery
  • Providing clinical educational opportunities for dentists and dental auxiliaries
  • Providing a resource person for dental health issues
  • Offering the AHEC intraoral radiography training course for office-trained dental assistants (40 hours of didactic and hands-on training) twice per year

FEES:  Fees are noted for each program and will differ based on hours and cost to present program.

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The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Disclaimer: Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Area L AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Area L AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest: In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Area L AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Area L AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


NC State Board of Dental Examiners

NC Oral Health Collaborative

UNC at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

ECU School of Dental Medicine

For more information, email Brenda Boykin.

If you are planning a program, would like to be a speaker, or seeking continuing education credit, please email us or contact us at 252-972-6958.