All Dental Hygienists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education during the two calendar year cycle (January 1 of an odd year through December 31 of an even year) and keep a current C.P.R. card at all times. A minimum of 2 of the required 30 biennial hours must be obtained in the area of chemical dependency education. As of January, 2011 only 50% of total CEs can be from Web based (online) courses.
These courses are available for download and each have a corresponding learning evaluation. As you will be completing the evaluation manually, these courses do NOT count as online CE Credits. Complete the evaluation and return it with proper payment to the address specified.
Your CE certificate will be sent via US Mail.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Bureau of Vital Statistics the crude death
rate for drug (opioid) overdose for the 12-month period ending with 2016 Q2 was 17.5 per 100,000
There are implications for oral health
professionals in identifying and managing the client who is abusing illegal substances.
Management issues relevant to the delivery of oral care for a variety of reasons.
Recognizing the drugs listed on a patient’s health history is essential in identifying and avoiding potential emergency situations.
Are We Dealing with Drug Seeking Patients?
I Left My Prescription in My Hotel; Can I Get A New One?
Infective endocarditis (IE), also referred to as bacterial endocarditis (BE), is an infection caused
by certain bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a
blood vessel. Infective endocarditis is uncommon, but people with some heart conditions have a
higher risk of developing it.