Disciplines: Dental Assisting
Hours: 6 Contact Hours
Item#: LATMA

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Dental Radiography: Understanding Radiation Exposure and Safety, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0788  

Release Date: July 30, 2013

Review Date: October 11, 2016

Expiration Date: October 10, 2019

It is important for a clinician to take dental radiographs based on patient need, and not simply based on routine. Clinicians who take radiographs based on need are providing total quality of care to their dental patients. The decision to order radiographs should be based on several factors, including the patient’s age, dental health, and diet.

This basic-level course outlines the risks and effects of radiation, as well as procedures to reduce radiation exposure to the dental patient. The course provides current research to aid dental practitioners in properly educating their patients about the level of radiation received through dental radiographs. Traditional radiographic film is discussed, along with position-indicating devices, types of cones, and the parallel and bisecting angulation techniques. The advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect digital radiography are presented. The course outlines current radiation procedures and guidelines that the entire dental team can discuss and review to determine where improvements may be made to the radiation safety procedures currently in use in their dental practice.

AGD Subject Code: 165
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization Techniques, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0807  

Release Date: February 17, 2011

Review Date: December 22, 2016

Expiration Date: December 21, 2019

This course is a refresher for dental professionals on infection control cross-contamination and instrument sterilization techniques. Areas addressed include infection control guidelines; understanding standard versus universal precautions; sterilization and disinfection of patient care items; goals for ensuring disease containment through proper instrument recirculation techniques; handling of contaminated instruments from the treatment room through precleaning cleaning and preparation for sterilization; the most commonly used (and accepted) methods of dental instrument sterilization; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines biofilm and water quality; and other infection control considerations.

 

AGD Subject Code: 148
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations, Updated 1st Edition - 2 Hours

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0852  

Review Date: January 13, 2017

Expiration Date: January 12, 2020

Original Release Date: March 21, 2014

This basic-level course provides dental providers with an appreciation of the increasing scope of prescription drug abuse in the United States and a recognition that this problem, which crosses boundaries of gender, age, race, and socioeconomic status, is likely to exist within the patient populations they serve.

Dental providers frequently prescribe medications for their patients, especially for the control of pain. Although prescription drugs carry an aura of acceptability because they are legal and prescribed by professionals, the potential repercussions from using these drugs for reasons other than their intended purpose often go unrecognized by the user and unaddressed by the prescriber.

By becoming familiar with the basic pharmacology of the most commonly abused drugs, the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors and the manner in which these medications are commonly acquired, dental providers will be able to curb prescribing practices that contribute to this growing problem and better serve their patients and their communities as informed prevention advocates.

AGD Subject Code: 157

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.


This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with L0743 - Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations, Updated 1st Edition (3 contact hours).

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