CPR Class Content Requirements for Maine Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Maine need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


Maine Board of Dental Practice CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Maine Board of Dental Practice requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board, AGD/PACE, or ADA/CERP approved.

Board Statement

C. CPR certification; BLS certification; ACLS certification; PALS certification

No more than 3 credit hours of CPR certification training completed during a license term will count towards meeting the requirements of this chapter. Online CPR trainings are not accepted unless the licensee can verify hands-on participation with the instructor as a component of the training. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification training meets the requirements of the CPR certification requirements.

No more than 6 credit hours of ACLS or PALS certification training completed during a license term will count towards meeting the requirements of this chapter. Online ACLS or PALS trainings are not accepted, unless the licensee can verify hands-on participation with the instructor as a component of the training.

IV. Continuing Education Providers;
(9) Providers who are accredited, approved, or recognized by:

  1. The American Academy of Dental Hygiene;
  2. The American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (“ADA CERP”);
  3. The Academy of General Dentistry’s Program Approval for Continuing Education (“PACE”);
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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

Board Req. Board Info

Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in Maine are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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US Coast Guard
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Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Assisting National Board