Oral Health Care: A Whole New Language

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Introduction - Oral Health Care

This course is intended for anyone new to the field of oral health care: dental assisting, dental therapy, dental hygiene, dentistry, dental laboratory technology, or anyone already in the field who would like a dental vocabulary refresher. The professionals associated with oral health care, most commonly used terms in dentistry will be defined and memory cues will be provided for most terms. Useful prefixes and suffixes often used to create dental/medical words are presented, as are some common abbreviations.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


  • 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.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission
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CE Broker
For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.