Developing a Career in Dental Public Health

Introduction

Introduction

As the career of dental hygiene evolves, new pathways for alternative settings emerge. Many of these pathways involve the field of dental public health. A career in dental public health can be immensely satisfying and rewarding. This course will direct the learner to carefully consider what type of alternative setting is preferred and to determine if he/she has the correct skills necessary for this type of career.

Please note: This course is designed to present avenues to pursue when considering a position in dental public health. You will gain far more from this course by spending time on the suggested Internet activities. The value of the course decreases if the Internet activities are not completed. The “test” at the end is purely to help you summarize what you have gained from the course. There are no correct or incorrect answers in the test.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Branson reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

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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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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.

NEW - Tennessee Licensees - Beginning October 11, 2018 dentalcare.com will submit your CE course information to CE Broker.

Note for Tennessee and Louisiana Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please add your Tennessee/Louisiana License number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Tennessee/Louisiana License number.

Note for Florida Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please 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. For accurate submission into Florida CE Broker:

  • Dentists must have a “DN” in front of their license number, i.e., DN12345
  • Hygienists must have a “DH” in front of their license number, i.e., DH12345
  • Do not add "0’s" in front of the license number – the system will reject the “proof of completion”

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