Course Description

Coronal Polishing Course 

Learn the principles of coronal polishing – clinician and patient positioning, technique, indications and contraindications. Also covered in detail are anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and dental emergencies.

Following the online course, students will schedule clinical instruction (held at a dental office in River Forest, Illinois).

Participants must be eighteen years of age and have been working as a dental assistant for at least one thousand hours, or six months full-time.

They must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing, follow OSHA guidelines for infection control, and use Personal Protective Equipment.

Upon successful completion of the online course and hands-on portion, students will receive their certificate.

The coronal polishing course is consistent with the Illinois Dental Practice Act guidelines. All educational and clinical requirements are in accordance with the State of Illinois.

Pit & Fissure Dental Sealants Course

Included is a thorough study in sealant techniques, products and placement, along with anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies.

Following the online course, students will schedule clinical instruction (held at a dental office in River Forest, Illinois).

Participants, under the observance of their supervising dentist, will be required to place at least six pit and fissure sealants.

This Pit & Fissure Dental Sealants course is consistent with the Illinois Dental Practice Act guidelines. All educational and clinical requirements are in accordance with the State of Illinois.

Coronal polishing course (828 IAC 6-1-2) 

Five (5) hours of online didactic instruction covering the following subject areas:

  • Ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Plaque and material alba.
  •  Intrinsic and extrinsic stain.
  • Abrasive agents.
  • Use of a slow speed hand piece, prophy cup, and occlusal polishing brush.
  • Theory of selective polishing.
  • Infection control.

Two (2) hours of laboratory work, including a mannequin and two (2) live patients, in the use of a slow speed hand piece, prophy cup, and occlusal polishing brush and hand dexterity. Clinical competency demonstrated on a minimum of five (5) patients

Fluoride application course (828 IAC 6-1-1 Caries prevention)

(1) Nine (9) hours of didactic instruction covering the following subject areas:

(A) Ethics and jurisprudence.
(B) Reasons for fluoride.
(C) Systemic fluoride.
(D) Topical fluoride.
(E) Toxicity of fluoride.
(F) Fluoride application.
(G) Infection control.
(2) Two (2) hours of laboratory work, including a mannequin and two (2) live patients, in topical fluoride applications.
(3) Clinical competency demonstrated on a minimum of five (5) patients.

 

Requirements: A dental assistant who has been employed in a dental practice for a minimum of one (1) year or has graduated from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and who has completed the requirements may polish the coronal surface of teeth under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
Assistants must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing, follow OSHA guidelines for infection control, and use Personal Protective Equipment.
This course is consistent with the guidelines of the Indiana Dental Practice Act. All educational and clinical requirements are in accordance with the State of Indiana.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals (CPR)

Upon completion of the online portion and hands-on skills test, certification will be awarded. The American Heart Association requires a hands-on session which evaluates skills learned in the online course. 

Course outline

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Initiate the chain of survival as soon as a possible problem is identified
  • Initiate immediate high-quality chest compressions for any victim
  • Provide early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED) when one is available
  • Initiate rescue breathing when respiration is inadequate
  • Perform BLS as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

*The course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines 

*3 CEU’s awarded after completion in addition to the American Heart Association card

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard is a federal OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.1030) that prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risk from this exposure.

Who needs OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

Any employee who is required to handle human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs) or any employee who has the potential for occupational exposure to blood or OPIMs needs OSHA bloodborne pathogens training. All workers at risk must be provided with training. This may include employees in many fields, including first responders, housekeeping personnel, nurses and other healthcare personnel.

How often is bloodborne pathogens training required?

Employers must offer bloodborne pathogen training to employees on their initial assignment and whenever new or modified tasks or procedures could affect a worker’s risk of occupational exposure.

Those who complete the training must be re-trained annually to renew their bloodborne pathogen certification.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to print your certification, fulfilling 2 CEU. 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course

 

 Public Act 101-0221 amended the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) requiring:

Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter. 

 

The Illinois Human Rights Act makes it a civil rights violation “[f]or any employer, employee, agent of any employer, employment agency or labor organization to engage in sexual harassment.” 775 ILCS 5/2-102(D).

Every employer in the State of Illinois is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training that complies with section 2-109 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”).

All employees regardless of their status (i.e. short-term, part-time, or intern) must be trained. If an employer has an independent contractor working on-site with the employer’s staff, the independent contractor should receive sexual harassment prevention training.

In addition to the Workplace Transparency Act, in 2018 Illinois passed Public Act 100-0762, which requires licensed professionals with continuing education requirements to complete at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training annually, starting in 2020.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to print your certification, fulfilling 1 CEU. 

Understanding Opioids for Healthcare Providers

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices Continuing Education (CE) requirement in effect for all prescribers renewing in 2020.

To renew a Controlled Substances Registration, prescribers are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education (CE) on safe opioid prescribing practices. This requirement counts towards the total number of hours needed to renew a professional license. It will be in effect for all future renewals.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to print your certification, fulfilling 3 CEU’s.