Attention Dental Assistants!

1/2/18

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is co-sponsoring three upcoming courses on Oral Bone Grafting, TMJ/TMD Dental Sleep Medicine, and Dental Radiography with the Davenport District Dental Assistants Association.  

Oral Bone Grafting

2.0 CEUs Submitted to Iowa Dental Board and Pending Approval

Thursday, January 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Scott Community College
Student Life Center – Room 2300
500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA

Member: Class #195600, Cost: $0
Non-Member: Class #195601, Cost: $30,  

Presenter: Michael Franzman, DDS, MS, Quad Cities Periodontics, PLLC
The 2 hour presentation will update the Dental Professional with current information on Oral Bone Grafting by Dr. Michael Franzman.

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

1. Identify the types of bone throughout the body;
2. Understand the oral anatomy;
3. Have working knowledge of different types of bone grafts;
4. Identify several oral procedures that may include the use of bone grafting.

 

TMJ/TMD Dental Sleep Medicine


2.0 CEUs Submitted to Iowa Dental Board and Pending Approval

Thursday, February 15
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Scott Community College
Student Life Center - Room 2300
500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA

Member: Class# 195603, Cost: $0 
Non-Member: Class# 195604, Cost: $30 

Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Bassman, D.D.S.
The two hour presentation by Jeffrey Bassman, D.D.S., will provide an explanation of the
Temporomandibular Joints and related structures which will include causes of TMD and related symptoms. There will also be discussion as to why dentists/TMD specialists are often the last professionals to be consulted for many of the problems experienced by patients.

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

1. Assess the emotional state of the TMJ patient;
2. Have working knowledge of what TMJ/TMD is;
3. Understand the anatomy of Temporomandibular Joints;
4. Understand the causes, signs & symptoms of TMJ;
5. Be able to document patient history and know what questions to ask the patient;
6. Assist the dentist in explaining any misconceptions or questions during any TMJ/TMD procedures.

 

Dental Radiography Update 2018


2.0 CEUs Approved for All Dental Disciplines

Thursday, March 22
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Scott Community College
Student Life Center - Room 2300
500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA

Member: Class# 195622, Cost: $0 
Non-Member: Class# 195623, Cost:  $30 

Presenter: Sandra Simon, RDA, CDA
The Dental Radiography Update will review how the study of radiation biology began and how radiation safety and protection measures evolved from early research efforts to formally established organizations that examine leading scientific thought and provide guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurement. The subsequent information will provide an overview of radiation biology and the safety and protection measures that the dental team can implement to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients as well as minimize occupational exposure. This information applies to both film-based and digital radiography.

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss the direct and indirect effects of radiation.
2. Summarize the short and long-term effects of radiation, the latent period and cumulative effect.
3. Describe the Law of Bergonie and Tribondeau and discuss its application to radiation biology.
4. Define radiosensitivity and discuss the relative sensitivity of different types of cells, tissues, or organs.
5. Explain the impact of LET, dose, volume of exposed tissue and stochastic and non-stochastic effects have on radiation damage of human tissues.
6. Differentiate between somatic and genetic tissues.
7. Define and describe the exposure, absorbed dose, equivalent dose and effective dose.
8. Define the ALARA principle and its relevance to radiation protection.
9. Outline the principles of selection criteria and discuss how it impacts patient exposure.
10. Identify and describe the methods of reducing radiation exposure to dental patients.
11. Differentiate between primary, secondary and leakage radiation.
12. Discuss radiation safety and protection measures that minimize occupational exposure.
13. Identify primary and secondary barriers and how barrier specifications are determined.
14. Define the MPD for occupationally exposed persons and describe methods to monitor safety habits and compliance with the MPD.

 

To Register

Call the college nearest you or toll-free 1-888-336-3907:

Scott Community College 563-441-4100
Clinton Community College 563-244-7100
Muscatine Community College 563-288-6100