CE Hours:35, Lecture, Hands-on, Workshop
Admission Criteria: high school diploma or GED equivalency is required
Please note: This program is not a formal training program pursuant to regulations under consideration by the Board of Registration in Dentistry.
Upon finishing each program the attendee will receive:
- Summary of training
- Letter of recommendation Certification in radiology approved by the BORID (Board of Registration in Dentistry)
- Certification: American Heart Association two year BLS Healthcare Provider card
- Individual attention
This unique program builds a solid foundation of the requisite skills for entry-level dental assistants. It is a combination of didactic and hands-on classes and is especially beneficial to newly hired dental assistants who have yet to receive adequate training. This affordable program also benefits dental practices so that their new employees can gain necessary skills and knowledge.
Please note: The radiology lecture will be held on Friday, September 28 with the clinical session on Saturday, September 29, 2012 Radiology lecture and clinical session are included in the program.
Introduction to Dental Assisting and Basic Terminology The dental team, history of dental assisting, operatory, dental specialties, dental vocabulary and terminology
CPR/BLS/Dental Practice Emergencies
CPR, identification and preparation for treating common medical and dental emergencies
Dental Charting and Medical History Review
Cavity classifications, color coding, charting symbols, annotating, abbreviations
Taking Impression materials and practice in their use: alginates, model pouring
Patient Management (Positioning)
Importance of preparing the patient for dental treatment, handling problem patients, children, elderly and special needs; explaining treatment; giving post-operative instructions
Dental Materials/Instruments/Tray Systems
Categories of, usages, handling, mixing, and precautions for common dental materials and some newer products
Basic Clinical Skills and Four Handed Dentistry
Instrument transfer techniques, chair-side assisting
Infection Control (Risk Management, OSHA, Waste Management, Sterilization)
Modes of disease transmission, disinfection and sterilization methods and equipment, personal protective equipment Radiology Certification Lecture/Clinical Session To enable auxiliaries to expose, process, mount and evaluate radiographs and to be qualified to expose radiographs in MA according to BORID
Kathy Eklund, RDH, associate professor and director of infection control and occupational health, The Forsyth Institute
Mary Frohn, CDA, CDPMA, EFDA, vocational teacher, dental assistant program, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, test writer for DANB examinations, columnist, Academy of General Dentistry Journal
Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD, diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine; director, oral diagnosis and radiology and assistant professor, department of general dentistry, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Jennifer Frohn, CDA, RDH, former lab assistant, Massasoit Community College Dental Assistant Program and practicing hygienist
Kelly Hartman, MEd, certified CPR/AED/first aid instructor
Kathy Held, MEd, assistant professor of general dentistry, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Mary Ellen Sholes, AAS, dental radiology technologist, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
(Included in the fee) Prepare to Take the DANB Exam Seminar
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012, Registration: 8:30 am, Seminar: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Speaker: Christine R. Moran CDA, RDH, dental assistant instructor, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, adjunct faculty Community College of Rhode Island dental assisting and dental hygiene programs
Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met.
Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather.
Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date