2017 Catalog: All Courses
DA0016: Periodontal Expanded Functions - Basic CERTIFICATION
Following completion of the IHS Periodontal Expanded Function BASIC Course, dental assistants have up to 6 months to complete the post-course requirements of completing 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home clinic. One this requirement is met, the supervisor of the dental assistant will notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of the requirements [documentation of completion will be maintained at the local clinic and does not need to be sent into the IHS CDE Coordinator]. The IHS CDE Coordinator will then provide a completion code to the dental chief/director and the dental assistant. The dental assistant will then log into this course, enter the completion code, and print his/her Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certificate.
None - this is a certificate as a result of post-course work
It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.
None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.
To obtain certification, the dental assistant must:
1. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to attending the periodontal EFDA course;
2. Complete the in-person periodontal EFDA course; and
3. Have his/her supervisor notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of post-course requirements.
Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.