May 2024 IL Dental News


Community Grant Awards Application Deadline

Dentists are required to attest that they have completed a minimum of 48 hours of continuing education over the three-year licensing period. Hygienists will be required to attest to 36 hours of continuing education over the three-year period. Anyone who renews late or is audited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, will have to show proof of completion of all courses. For more information regarding the Illinois License requirement, visit, click on Continuing Education>Illinois License Requirements. ENFORCEMENT ORDERS There were no orders taken against Illinois dentists in March 2024. Visit disciplines/discreports.html for full information.

The ISDS Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2024 community grants. Qualified organizations must promote, encourage or provide improved oral health in Illinois. Community Grant Award applications are available on the ISDS Foundation page at Applications must be postmarked no later than May 28th. Wanting to sell your practice? Have an opportunity to expand your team? The Illinois Dental News Advertising and Classified section is just the place for your posting and advertising needs. For more information, contact Misty Glass at Did you know that you can publicize your local component events on the ISDS website? To have component events added, contact Misty Glass at Please list the name of the event, date, a contact person and phone number/email, and the registration link, if applicable. Dental Auxiliary Courses ISDS offers certification courses throughout the state to enable dental assistants and hygienists to fulfill the educational requirements as stated in Illinois law for expanded functions. Dental auxiliary staff of 2024 ISDS Members receive a discount! ISDS offers these Dental Auxiliary Courses: • Administration and Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide • Anesthesia/Sedation Assistant Monitoring • Coronal Polishing & Application of Pit/Fissure Sealants • Basic Intraoral and Panoramic Radiographic Techniques Visit, click on "Continuing Education," then "Dental Auxiliary Courses" for more information and to register! 2024 ILLINOIS LICENSE RENEWAL 2024 is a license renewal year for Illinois. General dentist licenses, dental specialty licenses, dental hygienist licenses, controlled substance licenses, dental sedation permits and temporary licenses credentials expire on September 30, 2024.

May 8 Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Course (UIC)

May 10 ADA 1st Caucus (Virtual)

May 27 ISDS Office closed (Memorial Day)

June 11 Access to Care Conference (Virtual)

June 5 Executive Committee Meeting (Virtual)

June 14 Board of Trustees Meeting (Springfield)

June 28-29 ISDS Foundation Mission of Mercy (Peoria)


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