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Continuing Education Courses Set for U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry
Several Continuing Education courses, held under the auspices of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), are scheduled to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
By: UIC College of Dentistry
For more information or to register, or for refund and cancellation information, email Gloria Pitchford at email@example.com, log on to www.isds.org, or call (800) 475-4737.
Anesthesia/Sedation Assistant Monitoring Clinical Certification Course
This course is offered as a Continuing Education experience for dental assistants and hygienists who work in dental or oral surgery offices in the State of Illinois where sedation or general anesthesia is administered. The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Illinois Dental Practice Act and the rules administering the Dental Practice Act. The course includes both lecture and clinical exposure.
Course objectives and competencies:
Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology involved with monitoring and airway maintenance in the sedated dental patient.
Obtain a basic understanding of the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems as they related to anesthesia and sedation.
Learn to operate automated monitoring devices including the EKG and pulse-oximeter.
Learn to complete the anesthesia record and make appropriate monitoring entries during the procedure and during recovery.
Learn basic management protocols for anesthesia-related emergencies and become more competent in assisting the dentist in their management.
Credit: 12 credit hours.
Dates: Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16, 2015; Wednesday, Oct. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Course times to be announced.
Fee: $525 ISDS member dentist staff; $850 non-member dentist staff.
Coronal Polishing and Pit/Fissure Sealants Course
Course objectives: This course will provide dental assistants with the proper educational requirements as stated in Illinois law for application of pit and fissure sealants and coronal polishing which includes didactic study in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies followed by a written exam.
This course also will include two hours of clinical experience on pit and fissure sealants and two hours on coronal polishing. The clinical instruction on coronal polishing will include work performed on a human subject.
The successful participant will receive a certificate of completion.
Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Credit: Ten credit hours.
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014;Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015; Saturday, April 18, 2015; Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015; Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Fee: $450 ISDS member dentist staff; $800 non-member dentist staff.
Course objectives and content: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist.
Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th Edition) text is not included in the fee and must be independently purchased.
Credit: 32 credit hours.
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 9 and 10 and 16 and 17, 2015.
Fee: $950 ISDS member dentist staff; $1,100 non-member dentist staff.
Nitrous Oxide Monitoring and Administration Course
Course objectives and content: This course for monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide by dental assistants and dental hygienists is designed to meet the certification requirements of the State of Illinois for expanded functions.
This course will include both didactic and clinical components in the monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide and advanced airway management. It will provide instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies as they relate to the use of nitrous oxide in the dental office.
After successful completion of this course the dental assistant can return to the private office and provide expanded function for the dental team and the monitoring of nitrous oxide, while the dental hygienists will be able to start and stop the flow of gas.
Credit: Six credit hours.
Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014; Wednesday, March 25, 2015; Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015; Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.
Instructor: Dr. Larry Salzmann, Clinical Professor and Predoctoral Program Clinic Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Fee: $275 ISDS member dentist staff; $500 non-member dentist staff.
Meals:Continental breakfast and lunch included.
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