DT The Dental Team: The Positions and the Specific Responsibilities
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the different positions that may be part of the dental team.
  2. Understand the duties of each of these positions.
  3. Identify the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
  4. Identify five of the credentials for dental assisting.
  5. Identify how continuing education can help the dental team.

Author:
American Dental Association, Continuing Education and the Council on Dental Practice and Product Development and Sales
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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the different positions that may be part of the dental team.
  2. Understand the duties of each of these positions.
  3. Identify the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
  4. Identify five of the credentials for dental assisting.
  5. Identify how continuing education can help the dental team.


Abstract:
The American Dental Association now recognizes nine different positions as members of the dental team (dentist, associate dentist, chairside assistant, dental hygienist, treatment coordinator, infection control coordinator, laboratory technician, business manager, and administrative assistant). Each position has clearly delineated duties and educational requirements that are outlined in this course.
 
Although not every dental office will have a full-time employee for each of those positions, all of the responsibilities are covered by the team. For this reason, it is important the staff members work together as a cohesive team and that they expand their knowledge through continuing education.
 
The course also defines the nine ADA recognized dental specialties and covers the different types of credentials available for dental assistants.


Outline:
  1. Dentist (Dental Specialties are also listed)
  2. Associate Dentist
  3. Chairside Assistant (Credentials for Dental Assistants are also listed)
  4. Dental Hygienist
  5. Treatment Coordinator
  6. Infection Control Coordinator
  7. Laboratory Technician
  8. Business Manager
  9. Administrative Assistant
  10. Teamwork
  11. Continuing Education




American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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.