Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training Course (May 21-23, 2021)
Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training Course (May 21-23, 2021) is organized by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education. This onsite medical conference will be held from May 21 - 23, 2021 at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America.
This is the “next step” for assistants who are keen to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This EDDA 2021 is intended to present dental assistants with the understandings and skills they require to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law. Hands-on exercises will be performed in the laboratory to strengthen the material presented in the lectures. Each attendee will be presented and must pass a post-course examination to determine their competency.
At the conclusion of this course and examination and submitting a post-course evaluation, participants will acquire 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, evidence 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 presented a full application form along with the needed documents and fees to the LSBD it could take several weeks for you to receive your certificate by mail.
At the conclusion of the course, attendees 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 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 the 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 retract.
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 the periodontal dressing.
• Application of pit and fissure sealants.
• Preparation needed before placement of sealants.
• Placement of temporary filling.
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