2. Dental Assisting Accreditation Workshop (8ceu’s) Mon. July 30, 8AM-5:00PM
Course Instructors: Christine Dominick, CDA, RDH, MS, and Rebecca Sroda, CDA, RDH, MS
The morning session is designed to assist dental assisting 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 sections of standards that are most frequently cited. Updates and changes in standards are compared with previous accreditation standards to assist attendees in providing what is now expected for each standard. This course includes electronic documents that are placed on flash drives for each attendee. There are documents that serve as templates for exhibits that can serve as supportive documentation in their self-study documents. 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 afternoon session provides detailed instructions on demonstrating compliance with accreditation Standards 3 through 6. The electronic documents on the flash drive for Standard 6 include a Radiation Safety Plan, Exposure Control Plan, Medical Emergency Plan, and Quality Assurance Plan. Complete self-study documents will be available at the end of the day for your review to assist you with planning the format of your own school’s document. 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.