Oral Health Aide Certificate for Caregivers [20190318]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 3
Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Oral health care is one of the most important tasks in the daily living routines that is often forgotten or overlooked. As research is showing, pathogens from the mouth effect major systems like the heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys and brain. Science based prevention care and your success in promoting oral health is the key to a healthier patient. In this training, the basic concepts in oral care as medical professionals is presented to gain understanding of basic dental anatomy, recognition of disease versus healthy mouth, pathogens found in the mouth related to disease, oral care techniques and tips for compliance and denture care.

March 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Opens in new window or tab, Vancouver, WA

Who Should Attend?

Caregivers, HCA, CNA’s desiring skills in evidence-based oral care techniques.

Program Outline

  • Basic Dental Anatomy
  • Dentures, Partials and Natural Teeth
  • Common Abnormalities, Decay and Periodontal Disease
  • Pathogens Associated with Heart Disease, Diabetes and Aspiration
  • Pneumonia
  • Oral Health Techniques and Denture Care


Speaker:  Theresa Marks, MS, RDH

This program is presented as part of an educational project by the Dental Hygiene Students at Clark College in the course Dental Public Health and Research. The group of 5 students, Christina Burkett, Morgan Buzzell, Laura Howard, Alicia Irwin and Geneve Settle, will be your presenters. They are passionate about educating care providers in oral health habits.

If you are an employer who needs to register more than one employee for this program, please fill out our group registration form.

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Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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