Continuing Dental Education Course Details
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Limited Seating COURSE

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Gonzales

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.
NOTE: This is NOT a beginner course. Six months of chair-side experience assisting a dentist is required prior to taking this course.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

NOTE: You must submit the following two forms NO LATER than two weeks before the course in order to be considered fully registered in the course. If you do not return these forms by the deadline, you will automatically be transferred to the next course.

SBET Reimbursement Information

Attention Dental Employers: Qualifying Louisiana dentists could be reimbursed for sending their assistants to EDDA training through the Small Business Employee Training (SBET) training program. For additional information click here. The SBET program application and reimbursement is between you and the SBET of the Louisiana Department of Labor. LSU Continuing Dental Education does not process this paperwork or reimbursement.

Next Upcoming Session:

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
Gonzales
,
Louisiana
24 clinical hours (12 lecture, 12 participation)
Download a PDF Flier of this course.
Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.
(504) 941-8193
Call to register by phone or for more information about this course.
Registration is closed for this course.
Please check our current listings for future course dates.
Course Information:

Description:

Overview

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law. Hands-on exercises will be performed in the laboratory to reinforce the material presented in the lectures. Each participant will be given and must pass a post-course examination to determine their competency.

Upon successful completion of this course and examination and submitting a post-course evaluation, participants will receive a verification of participation letter. To receive your EDDA certification, you must submit this EDDA training verification of participation letter along with the EDDA Application for Certification Confirmation, proof of completion of a Louisiana State Board of Dentistry-approved radiology course, a copy of a current CPR certification card and the required application fee to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry (LSBD). DO NOT SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS TO LSU CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION. The LSBD is the certifying agency for EDDA in Louisiana. After you have submitted a complete application form along with the required documents and fees to the LSBD it could take several weeks for you to receive your certificate by mail. To check the status of your application, call the LSBD at 225.219.7330.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants should be better able to identify, understand, and explain:

  • Function of instruments and materials used in coronal polishing
  • Limitations and uses of coronal polishing technique as contrasted with a prophylaxis
  • Use, care, and lubrication of the right-angle handpiece
    Instruments and materials for suturing
  • Types and levels of sedation
  • Types and uses of dental liners
  • Parts of the Tofflemire matrix retainer
  • Sequence of steps in the placement of an anterior restoration
  • Placement of pit and fissure sealant
  • Groups of extrinsic and intrinsic stains on dentition
  • Process for placing a medicated dressing post-operative
  • Cause and treatment of alveolar osteitis
  • Post-operative instruction to a patient for home care
  • Indications and contraindications for use of nitrous oxide
  • Safety features of the nitrous unit
  • Technique of, application, and monitoring nitrous oxide
  • Purpose of and different types of temporary crowns
  • Proper armamentarium needed for fabrication of a temporary crown
  • Use of rubber dam and the isolation of teeth
  • Manipulation and use of periodontal surgical dressing
  • Methods used for gingival retraction

After completing the course, participants should be better able to demonstrate their knowledge of/ability to perform:

  • Dental anatomy
  • Coronal polishing
  • Removing sutures with a sterile technique
  • Placement of a cavity liner
  • Preparing, placing, wedging, and removing a Tofflemire matrix retainer
  • Etching of a posterior tooth prior to the placement of pit and fissure sealant
  • Gingival retraction using the chemical method
  • Removal of the retraction cord
  • Mixing, placement and removal of periodontal dressing
  • Application of pit and fissure sealants
  • Preparation needed before placement of sealants
  • Placement of temporary filling

Presenter(s):

Susan Lowrance, EDDA

Susan Lowrance, EDDA has over 20 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental assistant in private practice and is the New Orleans EDDA Team leader. Ms. Lowrance has taught EDDA courses for two years.

Ashley Guarisco, EDDA

Ashley Guarisco, EDDA has 10 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental assistant at a private practice and has taught EDDA courses for a year.

Jenny Rayborn, EDDA

Jenny Rayborn, EDDA has 24 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental assistant in private practice and is the Baton Rouge EDDA Team leader. Ms. Rayborn has taught EDDA courses for two years.

Fees:

Registration Fee

Dental Assistant: $725

Schedule:

Sign-In and breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am (each day)

Course Starts: 8:00 am (each day)

Location:

Address

Cabelas
2200 W. Cabela's Parkway
Gonzales
,
Louisiana
70737

Location Information

This event will be held at Cabela's and a local private dental office.

Travel & Hotel:

Travel Accommodations

Hotel Information

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Video Conferencing Information

For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.

NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee).
We must receive your written cancellation request no later than:
July 1, 2022
Written cancellation requests can be submitted by mail, by fax at 504-941-8403, or email at CDE@lsuhsc.edu. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.
Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy:
By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu). It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504-941-8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu) if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.
New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.
Equality of Educational Opportunity:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
Continuing Education Credit:
CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.
Photography Release:
By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.
Recordings:
Recordings of any portion of this course are not permitted.