This online CE course is designed to help dental professionals understand how long-term care (LTC) facilities work and how you can work successfully in LTC facilities. You will learn how to deliver care in an environment outside your traditional practice location and care for your patients through their entire life span.
Currently, more than 1 million nursing home residents face the greatest barriers to accessing dental care of any population group. Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer and developing dental problems as they become dependent on multiple care systems for a variety of needs.
Providing dental care to long-term care (LTC) residents makes a difference in people’s lives and is personally and professionally rewarding for dental professionals who are up to the challenge.
Register for the course today!
This is an online, self-paced course that you can take on your own time and receive 10 hours of continuing education credit. The course has an introduction and 8 modules that cover the following topics:
- How are long-term care facilities organized and who works there?
- Getting involved: choosing a delivery model that works for you
- Regulatory and legal compliance
- Creating and organizing an oral health program
- Working with complex patients
- Financial considerations in LTC
- Establishing an environment where effective daily mouth care happens
- Staying current: accessing the scientific literature
As a member benefit, ADA Members can access this 10 credit continuing education course for $250, which is a 62% saving over the non-member price of $650.
Dentists who register for the program can register up to 3 of their non-dentist team members at the reduced tuition rate of $150 per person. Team members must register at the same time as the dentist to take advantage of the reduced tuition.
Each dental office will receive one complimentary copy of the training program Overcoming Obstacles to Oral Health ($195 value). The program includes a CD-ROM and DVD with printable forms, tests, manuals, workbooks and videos designed to train caregivers about oral health for frail elderly people and people with disabilities.