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Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist

COURSE NUMBER: 542

Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, to the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that re...

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Overview

This course is designed to introduce dental assisting and hygiene students, and serve as a review to practicing assistants and hygienists, to the professional dental terminology that is utilized in dentistry. Case scenarios are used that represent various members of the dental team speaking with patients and other team members. The dialogue in these scenarios include the use of professional and lay terminology as applicable. At the completion of each case scenario, there is a question posed to the learner allowing the use of critical thinking skills. This course is an excellent resource for the classroom.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    May 1, 2018

  • Last Revision Date:

    Apr 30, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 29, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 780, 430

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Identify the various dental professionals and their roles and responsibilities.
  • List the appropriate dental terminology associated with intraoral and extraoral structures, restorations, disease processes and oral care for the patient.
  • Explain to a patient the basic dental diseases, their appearance, basic causes, prevention and treatment.
  • Utilize appropriate professional dental terminology when addressing patient questions and concerns and speaking with other dental professionals.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Vickie P. Overman

Vickie Parrish Foster

RDH, MEd

Vickie previously served as the Director of the Undergraduate Dental Hygiene program and as an associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC Adam’s School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill for 32 years. On January 1, 201...

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Submission Information

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Recognition

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.