Oral Health Care: A Whole New Language


This course is intended for anyone new to the field of oral healthcare: 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 healthcare, 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 author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this work.

Disclaimer: 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

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

Florida CE Broker

In order for your "proof of completion" information to be automatically submitted to Florida CE Broker, add your Florida License number in the field provided on the "Share Your Test Score" page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your account.

For accurate submissions into the Florida CE Broker system, dentists needs to have a DN in front of their license number and hygienists need to have a DH in front of their license number.The Florida CE Broker System does not accept "0's" in front of the license number.