Disciplines: Dental Hygienists
Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: LHRCA
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Infection Control Standards for California Dental Healthcare Workers, 3rd Edition and California Dental Practice Act, 4th Edition fulfill your state requirements.

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Tobacco Cessation: The Dental Health Professional's Role, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0723  

Release Date: January 30, 2013

Revised Date: January 15, 2016

Expiration Date: January 14, 2019

The prevalence of smoking in the United States has hovered at approximately 20% of the population for each of the last five years, but there has been an increase in the use of smokeless tobacco products.  Healthcare professionals must redouble their efforts to intervene with all patients who continue to smoke. This basic-level course provides dental professionals with background and guidelines for tobacco interventions in clinical practice.  The course addresses the prevalence of smoking of combustible tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco products, the health risks of tobacco use and tobacco exposure, the effects of nicotine on human physiology and their implications for nicotine dependency and withdrawal.  Techniques for tobacco intervention and the pharmacotherapy used in tobacco cessation are described for both the smoking of combustible tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco.

AGD Subject Code: 158

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Arizona RDH - Fulfills tobacco cessation elective.

 

Caries Management by Risk Assessment: CAMBRA in Dental Practice, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0703  

Release Date: July 5, 2011
Revised Dates: August 3, 2014; May 26, 2015
Expiration Date: May 25, 2018

The surgical model of dentistry is being replaced with a medically-based model called minimally invasive dentistry, which seeks to identify the cause of a disease and treat its symptoms, thereby minimizing hard tissue damage. This course applies the concepts of minimally invasive dentistry to caries management. The multifactorial nature of caries, risk factors, and specific indicators are discussed. Assessing diet, oral hygiene, bacterial load, and susceptibility to infection help create a "road map" for oral health professionals to follow as they treat patients using the medical model. The importance of saliva testing is emphasized and specific treatment protocols are discussed.

AGD Subject Code: 257

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Infection Control Standards for California Dental Health Care Workers, 3rd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0729  

Release Date: May 30, 2014

Review Date: April 18, 2016

Expiration Date: April 17, 2019

This course is designed to familiarize dental healthcare personnel with the rules and regulations applicable to infection control in dental offices in the State of California, including the Cal/OSHA regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 340-344.90) and the Dental Board of California’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code Regs., Title 16, Section 1005). This basic-level course addresses terminology used, reasons for infection control, minimum required standards, procedures for assuring adequate disinfection, and methods for verifying that adequate disinfection has occurred. State regulations are reviewed regularly to ensure that they reflect the current state of knowledge and to assure optimum levels of safety for both healthcare personnel and patients. A thorough working knowledge of these regulations provides both safety and assurance that the dental office is in compliance with the most current state mandates.

AGD Subject Code: 148
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
 
This course fulfills your California state infection control dental requirements.

California Dental Practice Act, 4th Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0728  

Release Date: May 30, 2014

Review Date: April 18, 2016

Expiration Date: April 17, 2019

The profession of dentistry in California is regulated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Dental Board of California, and the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. The Dental Practice Act is the set of regulations that governs dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The Dental Board of California, the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, and the California Department of Consumer Affairs have the power to amend or revoke these laws as needed, subject to approval by the California Legislature. This course provides an overview of these governmental entities and outlines the content of the Dental Practice Act, its attending regulations, and other statutes relating to dental practice.

This basic-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with the latest revisions to the California Dental Practice Act. The course identifies the governmental agencies, laws, and regulations that govern dental practice in California, define the scope of practice and licensing requirements of dental professionals, and impose citations, fines, revocations, and suspensions for their violation. The course outlines the prescription privileges of dental professionals and specifies their obligations as mandatory reporters of abuse. Regulations affecting dental advertising and common malpractice claims are also identified.

AGD Subject Code: 563
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
 
This course fulfills your California state dental practice act dental requirements.

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Clinical Guidelines and Management, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0709  

Release Date: June 29, 2012
Revised Date: June 26, 2015
Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

A variety of physiologic, anatomic, and hormonal changes accompany pregnancy and affect how oral health care is provided. In addition to changes in the oral cavity and altered susceptibility to periodontal disease and other oral conditions, there are changes in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. There is considerable evidence that some oral conditions may have adverse health consequences. Some studies have demonstrated a link between periodontitis and preterm birth and low-birth weight. In addition, there is considerable evidence that high levels of cariogenic bacteria in mothers are associated with increased dental caries during early childhood.

Unfortunately, dentists, physicians, and patients often misunderstand and avoid oral health care issues during and after pregnancy. This situation exists despite the fact that routine dental procedures are safe in most pregnant patients. To enhance the provision of oral health care in pregnant patients, evidence-based practice guidelines have been developed. This basic-level course addresses current concepts regarding oral health in pregnant women, the impact of their oral health on pregnancy outcomes and early childhood health, and discusses strategies to optimize oral health during pregnancy.


AGD Subject Code: 750

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

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