Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

OSHA Bloodborne-Pathogen Compliance in the Dental Practice

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Describe why OSHA was founded and its goals
2. Explain the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and how it protects workers from occupational exposure
3. Discuss the basics of chain of infection and how infectious diseases are spread
4. List the basics of HIV, HBV, and HCV infections
5. Discuss how OSHA standards protect employees from the spread of infectious diseases, ionizing radiation, and chemical hazards.

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Abstract

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency established to help assure the safety and health of American workers. Since its origins, OSHA has enforced standards to protect workers from potential dangers in the workplace. This course reviews some potential hazards to dental healthcare professionals, and what measures OSHA has taken to minimize risk and exposure to these hazards. This course provides a foundation on bloodborne pathogens and how infectious diseases spread. Strategies for protecting workers from ionizing radiation and hazardous chemicals also will be introduced.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

HIPAA Requirement Training and Updates

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

» Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance 

» Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems 

» Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Management of Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

  • Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics
  • Explain the intended role of opioid and nonopioid analgesics in the management of acute dental pain, as well as situations which may preclude their use, based on a patient's underlying medical conditions
  • Discuss appropriate prescribing practices for opioid analgesics to utilize in everyday clinical situations
  • Describe techniques useful in developing individualized pain management plans as well as strategies useful in identifying potential opioid addiction and counseling on treatments

Abstract

Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and nonopioid analgesics. It is critical for dental clinicians to not only employ appropriate prescribing practices when utilizing opioid and nonopioid analgesics to treat pain, but to also apply best practices when assessing pain control and educating patients on opioid-associated risks and opioid safety. This program will provide an overview of techniques for effectively assessing and managing dental pain, appropriately prescribing analgesics, and educating patients on proper handling of opioid medications and its adverse effects. It will also provide strategies for identifying patients at risk for substance abuse and counseling patients on agents used in the management and treatment of opioid use disorder.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $19.00

OSHA Requirement Training and Updates

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

  • Acquire updated and current information about OSHA safety practices and policies, as well as HIPAA privacy policy information and practice compliance
  • Understand best practices for all mandates involving Infection Control requirements and Covid-19 interim systems
  • Obtain annual federal mandates for compliance training and applications for dentistry

Abstract

The OSHA Updates program is specifically designed to inform and educate dental professionals on safe work processes and best practices for safety and Infection Control compliance. A special look at Covid-19 and Airborne Transmission Prevention recommendations will also be examined. A comprehensive review of regulations, required documentation, and systems implementation will be covered during this lecture. A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, education expectations, labeling and posting requirements, proper PPE implementation along with employer and employee compliance requirements will be outlined for practical application in the dental office environment.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

AIDS & HIV Compliance: 40 Years After the Emergence of the Virus ... Where Are We Now?

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Discuss individual patient risk and disease indicators of HIV infection.
2. Recognize HIV structure and behavior in the human body and relate that to subsequent disease progression and drug therapy interventions.
3. Identify systemic and oral clinical manifestations associated with HIV/AIDS and offer patient counseling to improve quality of life

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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a global epidemic as described by the World Health Organization and causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Globally, 37.9 million people are infected, with 1.2 million cases in the United States.1 Although antiretroviral medications are available to reduce viral activity and infection severity, no vaccine or drug exists to cure or eliminate HIV. Dental practitioners are in an ideal position to identify and improve quality of life for patients living with HIV as more than 50% will suffer with oral diseases. This course will present HIV structure, transmission, drug therapy, and clinical manifestations to assist healthcare providers with appropriate interventions and recommendations.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Course 117 of 126

Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Oral Health Professionals' Role in Domestic Violence Prevention

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Differentiate the various forms of domestic violence and understand long-term health sequelae.
2. Identify the signs of domestic violence and recommend appropriate interventions.
3. Apply the RADAR program to patient management and care plans.
 

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Abstract

One in 4 women and one in 10 men will experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetime. Research has shown that healthcare professionals can play an important role in saving lives by participating in improved identification of and response to domestic violence.

Dental practitioners need to join the medical profession on the front lines of screening for and intervening in domestic violence situations to counter this dangerous public health crisis. Domestic violence occurs across all socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic groups. This course will define domestic violence, discuss its long-term consequences, offer guidance for oral health professionals to assist patients, and provide tools to overcome barriers to intervention.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Let’s Clear The Air: Taking Control of the Air Quality In Your Dental Office

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
-Identify the airborne threats to our health that exist in a dental office setting.
-Discover the technologies available that can surgically scrub and recharge the air in your office assuring the best possible air quality.
-Recognize that being unaware of the air quality is not acceptable in the age of the novel coronavirus as the global public is now informed and educated on the threat of dental aerosols and the risk of contracting disease from breathing in a dental office.

Abstract

The dental office environment is well traveled with multiple humans coming and going throughout the day. Dental procedures produce aerosols that can carry bacteria, fungus, virus and create a biocloud that hangs around the office. This biocloud can be a source of respiratory infection and disease. Historically, as dentists, we have been unaware of how poor the air quality in our dental offices is. This is a most crucial subject as we can choose what we eat and drink, but we do not have a choice to take in our next breath. You can not see the quality of your air, but your body is affected by each breath. We must control the air quality in our offices to ensure good health for our patients, our team and ourselves. Never has this been as significant as the post-COVID-19 world we are entering. Patients and the global public are now aware of dental aerosols and air quality and this will evolve into a regulated entity. Fortunately, sophisticated technology is available that can surgically scrub the air in your office. The change in air quality is tangible and noticeable to everyone who enters your space. Learn about my own story of how I went from unaware of my poor air quality, to becoming an ardent supporter of dentists taking control and clearing the air in their workspaces.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Surgically Clean Air
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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