University of Southern Indiana

Dental Professional Programs

Dental Ethics & Legal Issues for Dental Professionals in Indiana

his course presented by Kevin Valadares, PhD and D. Andrew Nestrick, JD, will explore the ethical dilemmas faced by dental practitioners and the values involved in understanding and deliberating these dilemmas. Specifically, the core values of trust, responsibility and service will be discussed within a pluralistic framework derived from real-world case examples. Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists will also be presented.

This course meets the requirements of the Indiana rule that stipulates dentists and dental hygienists must obtain 2 hours of continuing education credit which shall cover ethics, professional responsibility, and Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists. The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider for CE credits by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau and the Illinois Board of Dentistry.

Instructor: Kevin Valadares, PhD and D. Andrew Nestrick, JD

Dates & Time: Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Location: Wright Administration Building, Forum 1

Registration Fee: $60 if regstistering by September 12; therafter $80 

Contact Hours: 3 for dental professionals 

Course Number: NO. HPR881

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Dental Professional Programs

The Indiana State Board of Dentistry has recently added coronal polishing of dentition and the application of medicaments for the control or prevention of dental caries as a permitted function delegable by a licensed dentist to a trained dental assistant. These courses will provide the didactic and laboratory instruction required for certification as established by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry.

The Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist Certificate Program prepares the participant to complete the requirements of the Indiana Dental Practice Act which permits a dental hygienist to administer local anesthetic. The program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who want to receive certification in the administration of block and local infiltration anesthesia.

 

USI provides a course in September of every even-numbered year to meet the requirements of the Indiana rule stipulating that dentists and dental hygienists obtain 2 hours of continuing education credit on ethics, professional responsibility, and Indiana statutes and Indiana administrative rules governing the licensure and practice of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.


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