Oregon Dental Hygienist Full CE Requirement 24-Hour Package
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Chronic Pain Management for the Dental Practitioner: A Psychosocial Perspective 5About the Course:
This intermediate-level course is intended to address this training deficit by providing dental healthcare professionals with an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain, as well as basic skills for effective assessment and adjunctive treatments of chronic orofacial pain conditions and related problems. To accomplish these goals, the course first examines the basic physiological principles that underlie pain, describes the distinction between acute and chronic pain, and explains the factors that contribute to acute pain becoming chronic. The prevalence and impact of chronic pain on physical functioning, health, and quality of life are examined. An introduction to the practical assessment of chronic pain provides readers with a description of selected assessment tools and interview procedures. Dental practitioners may be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of pain in a specific context, for example, temporomandibular disorders. However, the emphasis of this course lies in assessing other causes of chronic orofacial pain and in discussing their corresponding pharmacological and biobehavioral treatment modalities. The course provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic orofacial pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen. The course also provides basic information on empirically supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with patients who are experiencing chronic pain. This course is designed for dental health professionals who wish to further their knowledge in orofacial pain conditions. After taking the course, the participant will be able to assess the patient with chronic orofacial pain, identify comorbid disorders, and recommend appropriate treatment or referral options.
- Dental Ethics and the Digital Age, 2nd edition 3About the Course:
This basic-level course will help dental professionals gain a better understanding of dental ethics, professionalism, and current ethical challenges, with a particular emphasis on the impact of the digital age. A section of this course will address the ways that the law and ethics intersect. Through a systematic, case-based approach, this course will provide dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with the tools to recognize and navigate the complex ethical issues that may arise in practice.
- Geriatric Dentistry: Providing Care for Older Adults 3
Course release date: 7/10/23
About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to help all dental professionals gain an appreciation for the significant opportunities the aging population will bring to their practices, along with the challenges. This course will provide dental professionals with basic knowledge and information in gerontology and geriatric dentistry that will enhance their ability to diagnose and manage older patients who have been affected by age-dependent or age-associated changes. The target audience for this basic-level course is dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants of all ages and experience levels.
- HPV & Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link 4
Course release date: 7/10/2023
About the Course:
This intermediate-level course is designed to address the concerns of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants by providing them with general information about HPV, evidence of the association between oral HPV and oral cancer, and effective ways to further communicate this information to patients. This course provides dental professionals with information that will enable them to effectively meet the challenges they face as the link between HPV and oral health continues to emerge.
- Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization Techniques, 3rd Edition 2Release Date: 10/31/2022
This course is a basic-level refresher for dental healthcare personnel on infection control, cross-contamination, and instrument sterilization techniques. Areas addressed include infection control guidelines; understanding standard versus universal precautions; sterilization and disinfection of patient care items; goals for ensuring disease containment through proper instrument recirculation techniques; handling of contaminated instruments from the treatment room through precleaning, cleaning, and preparation for sterilization; the most commonly used (and accepted) methods of dental instrument sterilization; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and other infection control considerations.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Review for Dental Professionals, 3rd Edition 2Release Date: 10/15/2022
This course reviews OSA from a dental perspective. It addresses current findings on the links between overall health and OSA and cites common presenting symptoms likely to be encountered in the dental practice. This intermediate-level course discusses the latest evidence-based diagnostic approaches for OSA and outlines recommended treatment strategies, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), OAs, and surgical intervention, to mitigate the health impact of this common condition. Several resources listed at the end of this course can provide dental professionals with further opportunities for education and training in this area.
- Three Drug Classes: Antibiotics, Analgesics, and Local Anesthetics Mod II: Analgesics, 3rd Edition 2Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to discuss the differences among analgesics typically prescribed for orofacial pain. In the case of unique patient populations requiring adjuvant options, the selection and timing of appropriate medications will no longer constitute a gap in knowledge. The principles learned will also be directly applicable to the appropriate selection of analgesics for the pregnant or breastfeeding patient and will aid in recognizing those patients with a significant allergic history and determining how to best and safely treat them.
- Understanding, Recognizing, and Mitigating Implicit Biases in Healthcare 3
Release Date: 5/1/2023
About the Course
Researchers have identified that unconscious biases affect clinicians’ perceptions of others, influencing decisions and actively contributing to health inequalities. Typically, implicit biases are negative and unintentionally lead to disparities in patient–provider interactions, treatment decisions, and overall access to care.
The purpose of implementing implicit bias training is to emphasize to healthcare providers a modifiable risk known to play a role in the causation of health disparities. This interactive course incorporates several features to engage learners and promote active participation.