C.E. Courses

All in-person C.E. courses for 2020 have been canceled​.

Our next C.E. course — 

Disaster Preparedness & Response: Dentistry's Role

  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Dec 10, 2020 | 9:00 PM

During this live webinar, you will learn how to use your skills, training, and experience to prepare for, assess, and respond to disasters. Shelter-in-place or evacuation strategies and scenarios will be presented for a variety of situations; including natural disasters, man-made disasters including chemical or radiation exposure, terrorist acts, fire, and explosions. Learn how dental professionals are uniquely prepared to help others in a disaster and receive an introduction to basic triage principles.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn to recognize and manage various types of disasters.
  2. Learn about personal preparedness.
  3. Understand community disaster planning.

3 C.E. (core)

This course is a collaborative presentation of the Monterey Bay, Mid-Peninsula, and San Mateo County dental societies.


Nancy DewhirstNancy Dewhirst BS, RDH, presents interactive, hands-on workshops and seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. Topics include OSHA, Infection Control, Ergonomics, Oral Pathology, Emerging Diseases and Biofilms, Instrument Sharpening workshops, and Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE,” presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association and OSAP Speakers Bureaus, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California. Ms.Dewhirst is an Adjunct Professor at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice, along with 27 years as an educator.


  • Member $75
  • Staff $75
  • Non-Member $75
  • Non-Member Staff $75


Free online C.E. for members

The Monterey Bay Dental Society is happy to announce that online C.E. is now available to all active MBDS members FOR FREE!

With member needs in mind during COVID-19 physical distancing, Monterey Bay Dental Society is partnering with Viva Learning to provide live and pre-recorded distance learning C.E. opportunities for FREE.

Use your current downtime to earn C.E. units!

View world-class speakers and clinicians addressing relevant topics from anywhere at a time convenient for you. Earn interactive C.E. units with live webinars, as well as home-study C.E. with on-demand courses. Follow the steps below.

  1. Access C.E.
  2. Log in using your unique username and password.
  3. Username: Your 9-digit ADA number
  4. Temporary password: onlinece
  5. You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log in.

Browse through the scheduled live webinars or more than 1,000 hours of on-demand pre-recorded lectures.

The C.E. you earn will be tracked within the system. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Monterey Bay Dental Society at (831) 658-0168.

Dental office staff and nonmember dentists

Dental office staff and nonmember dentists can also access the new online C.E.

  • Staff – Annual subscription is $75
  • Nonmember dentists – Annual subscription is $125 (a savings of $125 through the end of August)

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