AGD CE Classes

The Dental Dream Team (2 CEs) ▼

Description:

Who is the most important person on a Dental Team? “ Team “ stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. This course provides information on team building skills and how to communicate effectively to build the Dental Practice and patience base. The effectiveness of teamwork will make your practice successful.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate use of proper communication
  • Determine showcase team building skills through an interactive lesson
  • Assess the level of teamwork in their current practice
Periodontitis Vs. Gingivitis (2 CEs) ▼

Description:

Everyone has gums, they need to be kept healthy! Whats the difference between periodontitis and
gingivitis? Learn warning signs and how to address these with your patients and preventative measures to get
your gums healthy and keep them healthy. (No specific products endorsed).

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between periodontitis and gingivitis
  • Demonstrate ways to address patient about the health of their gums
  • Identify warning signs of poor gum health
Film Vs. Digital Dental Radiology (4 CEs) ▼

Description:

In today’s world there have been many advances in Dental Radiology. There are still practices that use film, are patients being harmed from the film? Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of Digital Radiology and direct imaging, as opposed to indirect imaging. (No specific products endorsed).

Objectives:

  • List the advantages of digital radiology and direct imaging vs indirect imaging
  • List the disadvantages of digital radiology and direct imaging vs indirect imaging
  • Identify the harmful effects of standard film used Define digital radiography
  • How to communicate with patient the benefits of dental radiographs
Infection Control (2-6 CEs) ▼

Description:

In our health-conscious world, germs are everywhere. Learn the newest ways to help stop the spread of air borne and blood borne pathogens and cross contamination in your office. Learn techniques for eliminating germs vs. decreasing them.

Objectives:

  • Cite examples of cross contamination
  • Examine practices in your office relating to infection control
  • Demonstrate the techniques for eliminating germs vs. decreasing them
  • Differentiate between sterilizing and disinfecting
  • Identify the areas in the office that carry air borne and blood pathogens
HIPAA (2 CEs) ▼

Description:

We hear about HIPAA all the time, but what is it really? This course explains all the details of HIPAA as it relates to the Dental Practice and how it affects staff.

Objectives:

  • Define what HIPAA stands for
  • Identify areas of concern in the dental office and elsewhere
  • Apply ways to handle patient concerns about privacy in the dental office
Bullying in the Workplace (2CEs) ▼

Description:

Bullying is everywhere, even in the workplace. Learn effective communication skills to help stop this epidemic. Bullying is never okay, learn professional ways to handle the workplace bully.

Objectives:

  • Define bullying
  • Recognize different types of bullies and bullying situations
  • Practice communication skills to help stop bullying
Assistant Ergonomics (2 CEs) ▼

Description:

Assisting can take a toll of your body, especially your hands, neck and lower back. Learn effective ways of stretching and yoga practices to balance tension and stress to reduce soreness. Proper training on how to suction, sit in assistant chair and back positioning to not put too much stress on your neck and lower back.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the proper way to sit when assisting
  • Utilize stretching and yoga practices
  • Recognize the toll on your body poor posture creates
Restorative Set up (2 CEs Instructor) ▼

Description:

This course will give dental assistants the opportunity to refresh their skills on how to set up trays and instruments accurately for the Dentist.

Objectives:

  • Identify different tray set up
  • Recognize the needs of your doctor
  • Demonstrate proper set up
The Intraoral Picture (2 CEs) ▼

Description:

Dental Assistants will be able to take clear and accurate pictures of the oral cavity. Technique and proper functioning is key. (No specific Product will be endorsed).

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to operate an intraoral camera
  • Recognize key areas of the oral cavity
  • Identify how to communicate what an intraoral camera is to your patients
Treatment Planning 101 (2-4 CEs) ▼

Description:

Charting, Radiography, and Treatment planning are essential in caring for your patient. Learn effective ways to prepare your patient for treatment proposed by hygiene, reaching out to patients to follow through with treatment plans so they do not make issues worse by not having treatment, how to work effectively with Administrative Staff and clinical staff so patients know what the best options are for their treatment and more!

Objectives:

  • Identify those involved in the treatment planning process
  • Practice proper communication with patients regarding a treatment plan
  • Recognize the essential parts of a treatment plan.

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