Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist

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Introduction – Dental Terminology

The Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist 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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports 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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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.