Iowa Dental Infection Control Continuing Education

Dental Board of Iowa Approved Online Independent Study Course

Iowa Dental Infection ControlInfection Control for Dental Professionals – 2 Hours (Mandatory)
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Iowa Dental Board’s Infection Control Continuing Education Regulations: Law requires members of every licensed or regulated health profession to obtain continuing education in order to renew the authorization to practice their profession. (Iowa Code Chapter 272C) Consequently, the Dental Board requires all licensed dentists, dental hygienists, and registered dental assistants to obtain continuing education. Dental Assistants are required to complete 2 hours of infection control course every 2 years. For more information about Dental Board’s Continuing Education requirements, please visit Iowa Dental Board’s Continuing Education Page.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists: 30 Hours required every 2 years

CPRRequired for renewal – can claim   up to 3 hours for completing course. Online/homestudy CPR cerficiation   courses are not acceptable for renewal or continuing education.
Abuse Identification and Reporting   TrainingWithin 6 months of employment and   every 5 years thereafter – credit can be claimed for completing courses.
Sedation6 hours for persons with a deep   sedation/general anesthesia or conscious sedation permit

 

Dental Assistants: 20 Hours    required every 2 years
CPRRequired for renewal – can claim   up to 3 hours for completing course.
Abuse Identification and Reporting   TrainingWithin 6 months of employment and   every 5 years thereafter – credit can be claimed for completing courses.
Infection Control2 hours
Dental Radiology2 hours for dental assistants with   an added qualification in dental radiography.

The general rule of thumb is that any course related to clinical practice is acceptable. Courses that are approved for dentists and hygienists are also approved for dental assistants. Other acceptable subjects are patient record keeping, risk management, communication, and OSHA regulations. The Board has determined that courses relating to HIPAA regulations and courses about Iowa jurisprudence, which have been prior-approved by the Board are acceptable.

Credit is also awarded for attending annual dental conventions or taking postgraduate study relating to health sciences (if you take a health related course at a community college for example).

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