NEW CLIENT CARE COURSE
In addition to the IPC Course developed for Dental Technologists and Technicians, a Client Care Course has developed to allow Members to complete all of the educational requirements in order to obtain Restricted Activities Authorization. As a reminder, Members must apply to the College for Restricted Activities Authorization upon successful completion of the educational requirements.
An IPC course must be completed as a pre-requisite to the Client Care Course. All Members are encouraged to enroll in both the IPC and Client Care courses. Please contact CDI for further information or to register.
College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
The CDTA is pleased to announce a new IPC course that has been developed specifically for Dental Technologists and Technicians.
It is well understood that in the Dental Laboratory environment, it is imperative that members protect themselves, fellow workers, and the public from bacteria and disease-carrying microbes. All members of the Dental Laboratory team are therefore encouraged to enroll in the attached IPC course.
Please, direct general inquiries regarding registration information to CDI College. Contact information for CDI college can be found in the attachments below.
Pacific Dental Conference
March 8-10, 2018
You can download the form here.
Blood and Body Fluid Exposure FREE Online Modules
As mandated by the health Professions Act, all Regulated members must participate in Continuing Competence Activities. A number of members have questions with regard to what qualifies as a Continuing Competency Activity and how to access both Courses and Seminars. What qualifies as a Continuing Competence Activity?
Please review section 16 of the Dental technologist Profession Regulation: Program credits may be obtained through the following continuing Competence activities if approved by the Council:
(a) attendance at a dental related scientific or clinical course designed to enhance the professional development of regulated members;
(b) presentation of a continuing competence activity to a dental group;
(c) attendance at a study club;
(d) successful completion of an examination set by the College or an examination from another dental organization recognized by the Council;
(e) participation, preparation or presentation of a research paper or abstract at an approved educational function;
(f) publication of a research paper in a peer-refereed journal;
(g) attendance at formally organized sessions or activities sponsored or approved by the Council concerning functions of the Council, such as professional development, code of ethics or standards of practice;
(h) attendance at formally organized sessions concerning issues relevant to the practice of dental technology;
(i) research and innovation that extends beyond the technologist’s or technician’s current practice;
(j) self-directed study;
(k) successful completion of a challenge examination approved by the Council;
(l) other activities approved by the Council.
Further, the College has compiled a list of links that offer a wide range of educational opportunities ranging from webinars to Courses to events that may be of interest to you:
http://www.gcatraining.com/ (Online webinar, GC)
http://www.oralhealthgroup.com/elearning/ (3M e-learning link)
http://www.kavousa.com/US/Other-Products/Dental-Training.aspx http://adiaonline.org/ (implant related courses)
*- By no means is list exhaustive and the College does not endorse any of the above listed links. It is meant to only serve as a resource for members. Members are advised to investigate other educational opportunities on their own; specific to their own chosen competency and that may be of value to enhance one’s skill and knowledge. All Regulated members of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta are required to complete Continuing Education Programming. It is the responsibility of the member to update their online Continuing Competency profile with the information, as well as supply the College with proof of your participation in Continuing Education Programming should it be requested. The College offers information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities as it is provided. The College accepts no responsibility should the information provided be incorrect. Should you require additional information about any program, please contact the provider directly.