GKAS Dental Hygienist Volunteer CE Request Form
Ohio law permits dental hygienists to earn continuing education credit for providing free hygiene services. You may be eligible to claim CE credit for your participation in a GKAS program if you provided hygiene services that are substantive in nature (clinical) and those services were provided without any remuneration to you or the sponsoring program. Credit hours are awarded at a ratio of one credit hour of CE for each sixty minutes spent providing free hygiene services. Dental hygienists may earn up to six credit hours of CE per biennium for volunteer service.
To qualify for credit, please complete the form below (or click here to download the form) to document the type of donated treatment you have voluntarily provided through the GKAS program, the number of hours you provided the donated treatment, and the dentist under which you provided free care. The lower half of the form must be completed by a dentist who can verify the volunteer services took place and that no remuneration occurred. Upon verification of the information contained on this form, the ODA will issue your CE slip to the email address shown below. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
NOTE: Education and/or oral hygiene instruction only GKAS programs are not considered clinical in nature and do not count toward CE credit.
Ohio Revised Code 4745.04: “A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to satisfy up to one-third of the licensee’s continuing education requirement by providing health care services as a volunteer. A licensing agency that licenses health care professionals shall permit a licensee to earn continuing education credits at the rate of one credit hour for each sixty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.”