Certified Dental Editors
Certified Dental Editors (CDE) Information
In order to be a successful CDE candidate, you must complete 30 hours of continuing
education in approved subject areas related to writing, editing and communications.
These hours must be completed within four years of your notifying the AADEJ of your
intent to apply for CDE recognition. Candidates may submit evidence of completed
coursework two years retroactively. A minimum of six total hours each must be completed
in at least three of the five CDE subject areas, which include writing, editing,
layout and design, editorial leadership and communications. In addition, at least
six continuing education hours must be sponsored by a dental organization.
By attending three AADEJ Annual Conferences in a row, CDE candidates will receive
30 CE hours and the proper number of these CE hours in CDE subject areas.
Acceptable evidence of a continuing education activity includes a copy of a certificate,
verification form or letter from the granting organization that states the title
of the meeting or course, location, date(s), number of continuing education hours
and the instructor(s) name(s). This evidence must be attached to the submitted CDE
Applicants will designate continuing education hours, with appropriate subject codes,
on the CDE application form. Some continuing education activities will have more
than one code. It is the responsibility of the applicant to accurately indicate
each code and the number of hours assigned to each code.
CDE application forms will only be accepted by the AADEJ once all CDE designation
requirements have been met.
The CDE application fee is US $150.00. This fee helps to defray the costs of application
processing and the actual award.
Visit the links below for more information on the AADE's Certified Dental Editor
Requirements for obtaining your CDE.
CDE Intent Form
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