Course helps dentists learn work in long-term care facilities

New dentists interested in learning more about dental care for older older adults in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers can register for an online continuing education course, according to ADA News.

Center for Professional SuccessThe continuing education course, which is self-paced with eight chapters, offers 10 hours of CE and covers how long-term care facilities are organized and who works there; regulatory and legal compliance, creating and organizing an oral health program; working with complex patients; financial considerations in long term care, and other issues.

ADA members who register receive a reduced price of $250, and may register up to three of their nondentist team members for $150 per person. Price for nonmembers is $650.

This CE course is part of the ADA’s goal to train 1,000 dentists to provide care in nursing homes by 2020.
For more information on the course or to register, visit Success.ADA.org/LTCcourse.

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