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CONTINUING EDUCATION 2004

All of our dental assistants continue to take additional training so that they can perform more complex functions. They are referred to as  "expanded duty dental assistants".  

We have monthly training sessions for our staff to learn new dental techniques and procedures and they frequently attend the following continuing education programs.

We exceed the American Dental Association requirements for continuing education for our staff.

December 2004

Dr. Peterson and staff members attended a workshop in Denver on Periodontal Disease Updates.

Dr. Peterson and our treatment plan coordinator attended a workshop in Denver about comprehensive dentistry and case presentation.

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November 2004

We completed the Dental Emergency program for Dental Offices.  We are working on establishing our DNR policy. We reviewed our HIPAA policies and completed more actions to ensure the safety of our patients health information.

Our staff completed an in-office OSHA workshop.  We evaluated our office according to the new OSHA standards.  We also watched "If Saliva Were Red".  All staff members passed the OSHA test with flying colors..good job staff!

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October 2004

All staff participated in a continuing education program in a amalgam video produced by the American Dental Association.

September 2004

Jessica successfully completed the Coronal Polishing Class through Creighton University Dental School.

Dr. Peterson and staff attended a day two day workshop through the West District Dental Association at Fort Robinson.

Dr. Peterson attended a continuing education program in Grand Island on Geriatric Dentistry.  Attendance at this workshop provided information to help us better serve our older patients. 

 

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August 2004

Staff worked on reading articles about their area of interest from a variety of dental journals and dental product catalogs. 

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July 2004

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June 2004

A half day in-service was provided to all staff members about Red Cross First Aid and CPR.  All staff in attendance passed the course.  

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May 2004

Office Manager attended the Wyoming Dietetic Association meetings on Obesity and Diabetes Management.

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April 2004

Dr. Peterson attended the Nebraska Dental Association meeting in Lincoln.  He also attended the first ever Nebraska Dental Health Forum where speakers from all over the United States came to address the dental health needs of the underserved population in our state. 

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March 2004

In office training continues on the new Dental Infection Control OSHA Regulations and on our new office water purifying system.

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February 2004
Staff in-service on the new Infection Control regulations for dental offices from CDC was provided to each staff member.  Each member was given current research on a specific area of these new regulations to read and give an oral presentation to the other members of the team on their specific area of study.

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January 2004

New CDC guidelines were read, reviewed and discussed with staff.  Research was done in current journals and articles provided by the state to determine changes that need to occur in our office to keep us current and updated in this area.

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Our staff reads journals articles about various aspects of dentistry throughout the year

September 14, 2007

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