- Oral Health Access Provider
- Dental Assistant Clinical Exam Review
- CDA Exam Preparation
- Medical Emergencies for the Dental Professional
- EFDA Clinical Remediation
*A minimum number of students is required to run all dental CE courses. *In keeping with the guidelines established by the Ohio State Dental Board for licensure/certification, all individuals are required to provide appropriate documentation of immunization of hepatitis B and current certification in CPR in order to participate in any detnal continuing education lab course.
While Stark State College does not require additional immunizations, it is strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all health care workers be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases such as hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. Because health care workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting these diseases in the course of their professions, the Allied Dental Health Department at Stark State College supports this recommendation.¹
¹U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Oral Health Access Provider
This course will prepare dental hygienists to properly and safely practice dental hygiene under the oral health access supervision program (OHASP). We’ll cover the basic concepts that allow a dental hygienist to provide dental hygiene services to patients when the oral health access supervising dentist is not present. This eight-hour course will cover topics such as treatment of geriatric, medically compromised, developmentally disabled and pediatric patients; common oral conditions; medical considerations; medications; behavioral management; recognition of abuse; recognition of what constitutes a medically significant change to a patient’s medical or dental history; infection control; and ethical and legal considerations. As required by 4715.372(B)(2)(b) of the Revised Code, the course will include all recordkeeping practices outlined in board rule 4715-9-01, and those pertaining to the OHASP as stated in 4715.361 to 4715.375 of the Revised Code and will be inclusive of all forms required by the board in association with the OHASP.
Instructor: Nancy Stanwick, RDH, MS
CRN: 41019 Saturday, April 11
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dental Assistant Clinical Exam Review
This course is designed for dental assistants who are interested in reviewing for the clinical portion of the Ohio Dental Assisting Certification exam (CODA). This review course allows dental assistants studying for the state certification exam a face-to-face experience that includes review and clinical practice in the techniques of various assisting duties including: types of dental materials, radiography exposure/mounting, instrument identification, and practical patient management skills necessary for the CODA exam. No textbook is required, and supplemental review and reference textbooks for the Dental Assisting Certification exam will be discussed.
Instructor: Jill Kohler, RDH, BS
Saturday, April 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CDA Exam Preparation
This continuing education course is designed for dental assistants who are interested in reviewing for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB) and/or the Ohio Dental Assisting Certification exam (CODA). This review course allows dental assistants studying for either the national or state dental assisting certification exams a face-to-face interaction that includes review, discussion and question/ answer session on each examination subject area. The 4.5-hour course will review dental anatomy, radiography and infection control subject areas necessary for preparation for the DANB exam. Other topics will include chair side and lab skills and procedures, dental materials and sterilization techniques necessary for the CODA exam. No textbook is required and supplemental review and reference textbooks for the dental assisting certification exams will be discussed. Registration will end one week prior to the class start date.
Lunch is provided.
Instructor: Kelli DeCarlo
Saturday, March 7
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Medical Emergencies for the Dental Professional
This four-hour course provides information on the recognition of common medical emergencies, and emergency protocol including prevention, management and response in a dental office setting. Participants will learn to identify potential risks for emergencies reported in the medical and dental histories of their patients. Recognition of symptoms, first aid treatment and possible outcomes for patients in emergency situations will be discussed. This course meets the guidelines as outlined in the statutes of the Ohio Dental Practice Act required for a dental hygienist to practice when the dentist is not physically present in the office.
Instructors: Lisa Welch
CRN: 41016 Saturday, March 7
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
EFDA Clinical Remediation
This hands-on lab course is designed to further prepare an applicant for the EFDA certification exam administered by the Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio, Inc. Besides offering further clinical practice and instruction in EFDA techniques, this course meets remediation requirements for applicants that have not successfully passed the Ohio EFDA clinical certification exam after two attempts. Clinical practice and instruction will be provided through lab review and practice. Course participants will have the added benefit of a mock board simulation experience completed at the end of the second day. This mock board experience serves to further prepare applicants for the actual state clinical exam. Students must have successfully completed an approved training program prior to seeking admission into this review course. Students wishing to take this course to meet Ohio Commission remediation requirements should be prepared to provide paperwork stating specific exam deficiencies to the course instructor prior to the first day of class. This enables the instructors to offer specific emphasis and individualized remediation as needed by each participant.
Registration will end one week prior to the class start date.
Instructor: Nancy Woodruff
CRN: 41018 Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.