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Course Schedule - Fall 2015

Registration will end as indicated before each course start date. An active email, a middle initial and a social security number are necessary for access to Angel/online materials (if required for your course). A minimum number of students is required to run all courses.

**In keeping with the guidelines established by the Ohio State Dental Board for licensure/certification, all individuals participating in dental lab courses are required to provide appropriate documentation of immunization of hepatitis B and current certification in CPR in order to participate in continuing education courses.

While Stark State College does not require additional immunizations, it is strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control that all healthcare workers be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases such as hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. Because healthcare 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.

*U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia 30333

Coronal Polishing for the Certified Dental Assistant
This didactic and hands-on course teaches basic anatomy, exposure control procedures and indications and contraindications for coronal polishing. You’ll complete a three-hour face-to-face lecture where you’ll learn the basic concepts that will prepare you for the five-hour clinical practice session. You’ll practice and demonstrate appropriate coronal polishing techniques on anatomical models to prepare for student partner practice (liability form must be received prior to clinical participation). Both written exam and clinical competency must meet a minimum of 75 percent. Appropriate certification by DANB or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assisting required. Registration will close one week before the class start date.

Once registration closes, a welcome packet will be emailed to the email you provided at registration. This packet will outline course outcomes and expectations. Lunch is provided.

You must bring the following to class*

  • copy of current CDA certificate (DANB or Ohio CODA)
  • copy of current BLS certification
  • proof of HepB vaccination/immunity**
  • signed liability form (instructor will hand out on the day of class.)

Instructor: Sheri Herbert, RDH
CRN: 20023
Saturday, November 14
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $395
Room: H211

Registration will close on November 6

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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
This self-study, lecture and hands-on course prepares dental hygienists in Ohio for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and pain control. Topics include anatomy, physiology, pharmacology of local anesthesia, administration of local anesthesia and indications, precautions and limitations associated with the use of local anesthesia. You’ll first complete a 12-hour online module, followed by a three-hour lecture and 14 hours of clinical practice in the techniques of local anesthetic administration on anatomical models and lab partners. You are required to serve as participant partners during the clinical training portion of the course. Completion of this course prepares you to take the NERB examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Ohio. (The NERB exam is NOT included in this course.) This course is approved by the Ohio State Dental Board and meets the standards for dental hygienists to be able to administer local anesthesia in the state of Ohio. It will be held in the Stark State College Dental Clinic under the supervision of a dentist and qualified dental hygienist faculty. Registration will close two weeks before the class start date. Login information will be received in an electronic welcome packet at the email address provided approximately three weeks prior to the face-to-face delivery. Students will need to communicate with instructor and upload verifications to confirm access. Lunch provided.

Course participant requirements

  • Purchase of required textbook from college bookstore before completing online module
  • Completion of online learning modules according to the assigned schedule (online portion will be available two weeks before the clinical portion to paid registrants only)
  • Achievement of 75% on all online exams to participate in the clinical component.

Due prior to the first clinical session* (see welcome packet for more information)

  • Copy of current Ohio dental hygiene license
  • Copy of current CPR/BLS certification
  • Completed health history form
  • Completed liability release form
  • Proof of Hep-B vaccination/immunity**

*Information about these items is available online. You may access the online course and contact the course instructors using the login provided. Course modules will be available two weeks prior to start of the clinical portion. PLEASE NOTE: because our system requires BOTH a middle name/initial AND a SS# to access course information, participants MUST provide this information upon registration. Please be aware the welcome packet will be delivered to the email address provided upon registration. You MUST check your email for the information necessary to log in to your course(s).

If you neglect to provide an active email address, you may not receive the login instructions in time to participate in the course.

Instructor: Susan Helbling
Instructor: Nancy Stanwick
CRN: 20026
Saturday and Sunday,
October 3 and 4
8 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,095
Room: H102

Registration will close on September 18

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Dental Sealants for the Certified Dental Assistant
This course meets the guidelines outlined in the statutes of the Ohio Dental Practice Act for sealant application by certified dental assistants in Ohio. You’ll receive two hours of didactic instruction focusing on terminology, anatomy, exposure control, dental materials and placement procedures, followed by six clinical hours of demonstration, practice and clinical competency of sealant placement. During the six hour lab practice session, you’ll practice and demonstrate appropriate sealant application techniques on anatomical models and typodonts, followed by student partners. Appropriate certification by DANB or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assisting is required. Registration will close one week before the class start date.

Once registration closes, a welcome packet will be emailed to the email you provided at registration. This packet will outline course outcomes and expectations. Lunch is provided.

Due prior to the clinical session*

  • copy of appropriate CDA certificate (DANB or Ohio CODA)
  • copy of current CPR/BLS certification
  • completed health history
  • proof of HepB vaccination/immunity**
  • signed liability form

*The instructor will collect these documents on the day of the class.

Instructor: Nancy Woodruff, RDH, EFDA, BS
CRN: 20025
Saturday, October 10
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $395
Room: H211

Registration will close on October 2.

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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: Kelly Gruver
CRN: 20193
Wednesday, November 18
5-9 p.m.
Fee: $125
Room: H102

Registration will close on November 11.

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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 close one week before the class start date.

Instructor: Kelli DeCarlo
CRN: 20022
Saturday, September 12
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $129
Room: H211

Registration will close on September 4.

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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 OHASP.

Lunch provided.

Instructor: Nancy Stanwick, RDH, MS
CRN: 20028
Saturday, October 24
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $395
Room: H211

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Dental Assistant Clinical Exam Review
This course is designed for dental assistants 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. Lunch provided.

Instructor: Jill Kohler, RDH, BS CRN: 20024
Saturday, August 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $250
Room: H102

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