Dental Training Courses and Workshops

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The post-doctoral program is designed to prepare the student for a career in patient care in a private practice or a hospital setting. The student is expected to develop clinical skills in treating normal and special needs children. Students are also expected to function effectively in the hospital environment, treating patients with complex medical problems. The post-doctoral program combined with a Master’s or Ph.D. degree is intended for the clinician who wishes to pursue a career as a teacher/researcher and emphasizes scientific methodology together with research experience to develop skills required for independent research.

ORTHODONTICS

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The Orthodontic program at the University of Maryland provides its residents with a sound didactic background in craniofacial biology and growth and development. Residents are exposed to many different Orthodontic techniques and appliances. Since the postdoctoral clinic is situated in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry on the campus of the Health Sciences Center of the University of Maryland, residents have a chance to work in conjunction with other dental and medical specialists. Residents are introduced to a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that includes TMD diagnosis and treatment, surgical-orthodontic treatment, and pre- and post-restorative treatment, including implant restorations. The Orthodontic program also provides its residents with experience as instructors, teaching both laboratory and clinical orthodontics to predoctoral dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. All residents must conduct an original research project during their three years in the program. At the end of the project, the residents must prepare a paper about their study and defend their thesis to a panel of faculty members.

ORAL-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The University of Maryland&,#146,s integrated residency - M.D. program is a fully accredited specialty training experience that is six years in length. During the trainee&,#146,s first year, 10 months are spent in clinical Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and two months on the anesthesiology service. The trainee also participates in an eight-month-long course in patient evaluation at the medical school.

Residents are required to take and pass Part I of the National Medical Boards prior to being given advanced standing in the medical school.
The second and third years are spent in the medical school at the third- and fourth-year levels. Elective months are spent in head and neck pathology, anesthesiology and oculo-plastic surgery. The trainee spends the fourth year of the program as a General Surgery PGY-1 resident.

The fifth and sixth years of the program are spent on the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery service, with 12 months as Chief Resident. Three months of this period are available for a concentration in research. Rotations to other hospitals and private offices occur to provide additional training in esthetic and orthognathic surgery.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The Doctor of Dental Surgery program combines a strong base of biomedical sciences and an outstanding clinical education, with a focus on application of latest research findings. Working in a highly collegial manner, nationally recognized faculty provide excellent educational services for students. Students have the opportunity to utilize innovative educational methodologies, including on-line learning activities. The outstanding clinical education program, featuring patient-centered and student-centered General Practices, simulates the structure of a dental practice. Various cooperative efforts with local, state, and federal agencies provide dental services for special-needs populations. Dental graduates are well prepared to enter advanced dental education programs and to practice their professions in a wide range of private practice, public service, and academic settings.

The Doctor of Dental Surgery curriculum effectively integrates the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. The School of Dentistry has its own biomedical science faculty who assure that students develop a solid understanding of oral and craniofacial health and its relationship to overa... [Read More]

ENDODONTICS

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The program integrates both biological and clinical sciences. The heaviest concentration of basic science material is in the first year of study. During that year, the student is expected to choose a research topic and to write a protocol for presentation to the faculty and other graduate students. The second year of study emphasizes clinical endodontics including conventional treatment, retreatment, management of emergencies, endodontics and surgery. Residents devote a significant amount of time and effort to completion of their research projects. Also, appropriate time is devoted to clinical teaching during this year.

Dental Hygiene

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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Housed at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the program provides a state of the art teaching facilty, innovative faculty and cutting edge technology in a professional networking environment. Being on the Founding campus affords our students opportunities on a professional campus, located in Baltimore which serves it&,#146,s neighboring communities in various outreach activities answering the call to serve all Marylanders. The UMB campus provides interprofessional learning opportunites which combine medicine and dentistry to provide comprehensive overall care to patients, thus enhancing education of the health professional.

The Division of Dental Hygiene offers the only Bachelor of Science programs in Maryland. UMSOD offers the Baccalaureate (BS) degree for students seeking to become dental hygienists at the BS level, and the degree completion program for dental hygienists who earned their AS degree and desire their BS degree. The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene will be teaming up with the School of Epidemiology to offer a Masters in Health Science Summer, 2014.. These programs prepare dental hygienists for a variet... [Read More]

Dental Reception Coordinator (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

� Communicate in a professional manner to work as an integral part of the dental team
� Integrate knowledge of professionalism and ethics in dental practice
� Promote oral health
� Practice in accordance with infection control protocols
� Manage the financial aspects of dental office administration
� Manage appointment scheduling to ensure dental office efficiency
� Expose diagnostic dental radiographs in accordance with radiation safety standards

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode

This program is delivered over two terms. The curriculum is delivered through multiple modes and formats meeting the varied learning styles of the learners. Employing face to face instruction, theory is delivered in lecture and small group interactive seminars. Components of the theory are also taught through electronic modules.

Clinical competencies are met through “hands on�practice in the dental clinic. A simulated environment allows the learner to expose radiographs multiple times on manikins, progressing to the e... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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This program provides education leading to a career as a certified and registered certified dental assistant. Graduates will have acquired specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a dental health team member with dependent, interrelated and independent roles. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to become a candidate for the National Dental Assisting Board examination. The exam is a mandatory component for certification and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., the regulatory body for certified dental assistants. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

This three-term program is competency based and taught in modern clinical facilities shared with other VCC dental programs. The clinical competencies and supporting theory are organized according to the health model of preparation for practice, patient assessment theory, planning implementation and evaluation of practice. Term 1 focuses primarily on the chairside dental assisting aspects of practice, while Terms 2 and 3 build on certified skills and independent practice.

Dental Hygiene (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to assist students learn foundation knowledge which forms the basis for dental hygiene theory and practice, critical thinking, professionalism and the promotion of health/wellness. The curriculum also encourages social responsibility, life-long learning, and the creation of independent learners.

The faculty of the VCC dental hygiene program is committed to facilitating learning through sound, current and varied educational approaches such as: abilities/outcomes based education, diversity of learning strategies, teaching and learning in context, learner centred perspective and authentic evaluation.

The Dental Hygiene Program integrates the Entry-to-Practice National and Provincial standards and the National Competencies. These support the dental hygiene process of care by more clearly articulating the abilities inherent in the assessment, diagnosis/decision-making, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene services.

There is a focus on biomedical sciences, dental hygiene theory of practice, and behavioural sciences in the program. Instruction builds upon the knowledge and abilities of t... [Read More]

Dental Technology (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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The Dental Technology Program is a twenty-month program delivered over two years. Graduates of the program receive a diploma in dental technology and are eligible to challenge the licensing examination of the College of Dental Technicians of BC. Students acquire the specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes comprising the scope of dental technology practice and how to function as a dental health team member. The technical skills of constructing complete dentures, removable partial dentures, crowns and bridges, ceramics and orthodontic appliances as well the foundation knowledge to support provision of these skills is an integral component of the program.

Graduates of this program will have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reliably demonstrate the ability to: •Apply provincial and national codes of conduct when providing dental technology service
•Develop a well managed business practice within dental laboratory settings and the community
•Use strategies for systematic inquiry to justify and/or revise dental technology services
•Make decisions regarding dental technology services that reflect critical thinking, time management an... [Read More]

WHMIS for the Dental Professional

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley Continuing Studies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Canada
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The dental employer is responsible to provide WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) instruction to employees who work in contact with materials defined as “hazardous� In the dental office there are a wide range of materials and products that can be hazardous to
a person’s health if they are not stored, handled and disposed of properly. This course will provide an opportunity to review some of the common
hazardous materials found in a typical dental office. Participants are encouraged to bring Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for products they
have questions about. An updated MSDS record is important for every dental practice. The instructor will review the important information that
should be available for dental office employees and options available to store this information so that it is readily accessible at all times.

Dental Care and Wellness

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley Continuing Studies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Canada

Learn about treatments that may be available for patients with dental anxiety or dental phobias, including mind-body intervention such as meditation, imagery, relaxation, etc. Stress and anxiety are common in the dental practice (for both dental professionals and patients).

Dental Office Receptionist (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Canada
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UFV’s Dental Office Receptionist certificate program will teach you the inner workings of a busy dental office. You’ll come away with a full understanding of the demands of the job and will be well-grounded in such essentials such as understanding B.C.’s dental fee guides, codes, insurance company guidelines, billing procedures, and dental payment plans. You’ll also learn how to deal with estimates and about general dental office procedures.

What will I learn?
Topics covered include the following.
•the role and responsibilities of the dental receptionist
•familiarization of tooth anatomy, dental terminology, and dental procedures
•understanding of dental fee guides, codes, insurance companies, and billing procedures
•management of dental payment plans and estimates
•booking and maintaining dental appointments and recall system
•dental office procedures
•working knowledge of dental computer software
•effective oral and written communication skills

Are there opportunities for practical experiences?
There are two components that involve clinical placement. The first is two days in length and occurs after... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Canada
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This 10-month certificate program will help you to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for employment as a certified dental assistant. It combines lectures and clinical practice in preparation for a career in private practice, dental clinics, and other public health facilities. You will gain extensive clinical experience throughout the program.

In addition to working at the UFV dental clinic, the curriculum includes two practica, which provide full-time experience in a dental office. Because this program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) examination and then register with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

Dental Office Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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This 120-hour program is an introduction to the basic skills necessary for employment as a dental office administrative assistant, including front-desk skills. Students will receive an introduction to dentistry and routine dental procedures, and learn maintenance of patient records, insurance forms, appointment control, and record keeping within a computerized environment. Emphasis is on effective oral and written communication and professionalism in the dental office.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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The Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College provides the education, training and experience required by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. for registration and licensure as a Certified Dental Assistant.

Graduates work primarily in dental offices under the personal supervision of a dentist. Duties vary and may include:
� assisting a dentist at chairside with a variety of dental procedures such as fillings, crown and bridge as well as surgery, including extractions,

� preparing materials for use by the dentist,

� cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments,

� providing education to patients about good dental health, and

� performing preventive procedures such as polishing teeth, applying fluoride and sealants.

Certified Dental Assistants work as team members and require excellent communication skills, commitment to dental health, and must be kind, honest, reliable, positive, conscientious, and respectful of human diversities.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.... [Read More]

Dental Office Receptionist (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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From the basics of dental terminology to the latest in dental software this program offers the skills necessary to meet the requirements as a Receptionist in dental offices and clinics.

Career Opportunities:
Career prospects include general practitioners, specialist offices, insurance companies, institutional dental clinics, dental supply companies and dental labs.

Program Content:
The program consists of the following courses:

Clinical Procedures
Administrative Procedures
Career Management
Work Place Practicum
Course Delivery:
The program consists of 425 hours delivered over 18 weeks. The practical and theoretical are emphasized through exercises in clinical and administrative procedures.

Dental Hygiene (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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The Dental Hygiene Diploma program at Vancouver Island University is a Commission on Dental Accreditation Canada (CDAC) accredited program. The program provides education in the application of preventative and therapeutic methods of oral disease control and oral health promotion.

The concepts of health education, professionalism, critical thinking, life-long learning, and community service are strongly encouraged in the program curriculum. Students have the opportunity to apply knowledge and gain practical experience in public dental clinics and dental health activities in the community. Strong computer literacy is highly recommended prior to admission to the program.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be granted a diploma which makes them eligible to apply for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC (as per their criteria) as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).

Career Opportunities
Registered dental hygienists are key members of the oral health team. The RDH provides high quality dental care, helps prevent oral disease, and promotes oral health. Graduates apply to the provincial... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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This program, approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to be a member of the dental team, providing care, support and services for individuals of all ages.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be granted a certificate. Students must then write an National Board exam which, combined with the certificate, makes them eligible to apply for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA �Level II).

Career Opportunities
Graduates will work under the supervision of a dentist and may find employment in various settings including general and specialty dental practices, hospital dental clinics, community health agencies, and educational institutions. Most Certified Dental Assistants are employed in private general practice.

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Douglas College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Westminster, Canada
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The Dental Assisting Program is a 10-month full-time program that prepares the graduate for a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. The program commences each September and consists of academic and clinical courses, with a strong field experience and practicum component.

Students entering this program should have an interest in working with people, a desire to provide professional health care services, an aptitude for working independently and as part of a team, a sense of responsibility and the ability to problem solve while working quickly with accuracy and neatness.

Certified Dental Assistants work in various settings which include general and specialty dental practices, hospital dental clinics, community health agencies and educational institutions. Most Certified Dental Assistants are employed in private dental practice.

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