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Dental Assisting Standards

Dental Assisting Self Study Guide

Dental Hygiene Standards

Dental Hygiene Standards

Preparation for CODA Site Visits

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Our Workshops are NOT sponsored or provided by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or its consultants.

DH Methods of Education, Inc. is a private corporation that employs faculty members and former CODA accreditation managers and site team visitors who provide these courses to assist you with preparation of your self-study document and your site visit. There will be separate workshops for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene disciplines in the Summer Camp 2015 on Amelia Island, FL.

Our workshops provide each attendee with a flash drive containing an EXTENSIVE amount electronic documents which serve as templates for exhibits and materials to include in your self-study documents. Everything you need to write a self-study document is laid out for you in the workshop and on the flash drive.

Course Presenter(s): Gwen Welling, RDH, MS, former Dental Hygiene Manager at CODA is the lead presenter for the DH Accreditation Workshop.  Christine Dominick, CDA, RDH, MS is the lead presenter for Dental Assisting Accreditation Workshop. Current program directors and former site visitors that have extensive experience with accreditation site visits and preparation of self-study documents will serve on a panel for the discussion format in both DA and DH accreditation workshops.

The morning session of the workshop is designed to assist educators with the accreditation process, and it provides detailed instructions on demonstrating compliance with accreditation Standards 1 through 2. An emphasis is placed on the standards that are most frequently cited. Updates and changes in the revised standards are compared with previous accreditation standards to assist attendees in providing what is now expected from revised standards.

The first set of exhibits contains an outcomes assessment matrix, outcomes assessment tools, and visual presentations of program findings and performances for immediate analysis. Information on the curriculum, including the Curriculum Management Plan and all aspects of these standards, including the clinical education, are addressed in this course. Electronic exhibits provide supportive documentation for the clinical education portions of Standard 2. The course does not provide participants with entire electronic self-study documents or guarantee one’s success at preparing a self-study document or a recommendation free report from their visiting site team.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the morning session of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Define accreditation Standards 1 through 2, and methods for demonstrating program compliance with each standard.
  • Describe the requirements for conducting outcomes assessments and analyzing them for program changes.
  • Describe the curriculum requirements and an effective curriculum management plan.
  • Describe the CODA standards for the dental hygiene and/or dental assisting clinical education.
  • Utilize electronic exhibits provided and edit them for individual program use.
  • Utilize strategies for delegating portions of Standards to various faculty members.

The afternoon session of the workshop is designed to assist educators with the entire accreditation process, and it provides detailed instructions on demonstrating compliance with accreditation Standards 3 through 6. An emphasis is placed on the standards that are most frequently cited. Updates and changes in the standards are compared with previous accreditation standards to assist attendees in providing what is now expected from the standards. This afternoon session includes electronic documents which serve as templates for exhibits that can serve as supportive documentation in self-study documents. The electronic documents include a Radiation Safety Plan, Exposure Control Plan, Medical Emergency Plan, and Quality Assurance Plan.

Finally, this workshop provides a step by step guide to organizing and preparing your self-study document. We will have complete self-study documents at this session only for your review to assist you with planning the format of your own school’s document. Guidelines for conducting a successful site visit are provided in this course. The Do’s and Don’ts of the site visit will be clearly explained to the attendees. This course does not provide participants with entire self-study electronic documents or guarantee one’s success at preparing a self-study document or a recommendation free report from their visiting site team.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this afternoon session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the content necessary for demonstrating compliance with Standards 3-6 in your self-study document.
  • Plan your radiation safety manual using the document on your flash drive as your guide.
  • Plan your Medical Emergency Plan using the document on your flash drive as your guide.
  • Plan your Exposure Control Plan using the document on your flash drive as your guide.
  • Plan your Quality Assurance plan using the document on your flash drive as your guide.
  • Plan your self-study document with the step by step guide included in this course.
  • Plan for a successful site visit using the step by step guide included in this course.

 

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