2023 Catalog: Assistant Courses
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DA0001: Periodontal Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites [must take before registering for perio EFDA course]
NOTE: YOU MUST BE MARKED AS "COMPLETED" IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR A PERIODONTAL EFDA COURSE!
Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course. The basic knowledge includes: what makes oral hygiene instruction effective; how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens; predisposing factors that relate to motivation to act or change; how antimicrobials work, and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.
This online course, created in 2016 and updated annually, consists of pre-tests, learning activities, and post-tests in the two modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test. Dental assistants must successfully complete these two modules prior to attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Distinguish between effective and ineffective oral hygiene instruction.
• Discuss methods about how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens.
• Clarify how antimicrobials work and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.
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.
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ada.org
No tuition required.
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.