DENTAL HYGIENIST PACKAGE - 10 HOURS - LHS10

$69.95

Contact hours will be awarded until this package's expiration date of 9/8/2019.

Created specifically for dental hygienists, this package of 4 continuing education courses offers 10 credit hours and covers topics including periodontal disease, managing medical emergencies, dental radiation safety, and infection control.

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Dental Radiation Health: Safety and Protection in the Digital Age Updated 1st Edition - L0878
Radiation safety remains a top concern for the general public, and the dental professional needs to stay up to date on the latest resear...

Radiation safety remains a top concern for the general public, and the dental professional needs to stay up to date on the latest research and current thinking on radiation safety and protection. This basic-level course reviews the biologic effects of radiation, the methods used in radiation measurement, and the potential sources of radiation exposure. This course discusses radiation safety and protection measures for both patients and dental healthcare workers. Perhaps most important, this course prepares all dental professionals – including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants – to accurately respond to patient questions and concerns about radiation safety in dentistry.

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Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization, 2nd Ed. - L0926
Infection control is vital to the safe, effective treatment of patients in the dental office. This basic-level course is a refresher for...

Infection control is vital to the safe, effective treatment of patients in the dental office. This basic-level course is a refresher for dental healthcare 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.

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Management of Medical Emergencies: An Update, 2nd Edition - L0792
This basic-level course details the three major components of managing medical emergencies in the dental office: prevention, recognition...

This basic-level course details the three major components of managing medical emergencies in the dental office: prevention, recognition, and treatment. Appropriate for all dental professionals, the course discusses the importance of obtaining a thorough medical history of each patient as well as the need to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of life-threatening emergencies. The symptoms and treatment for patients with inadequate blood flow to the brain, inadequate delivery of oxygen to the brain, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and allergic reactions are described.

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Periodontal Disease: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors and Systemic Links, 2nd Edition - L0780
This basic-level course reviews the risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and discusses the potential links between periodon...

This basic-level course reviews the risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and discusses the potential links between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The course describes the etiology and pathophysiology of periodontal disease, focusing on microbiology, viral causes, the autoimmune and inflammatory response, resident and infiltrating cells of the periodontium, and matrix metalloproteinases. The course prepares dental professionals to recognize periodontal disease and take steps to prevent this condition and to treat patients who already have or are at risk for developing periodontal disease.