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2003 offers a record number of new and revised courses in the ADAA roster of home study opportunities. (Look What's New In CE).

Just look at the list presented here and see the six new courses and then check out the revised courses as well--there are five!

If you haven't snagged your copy of the 2003 Professional Development Catalog from ADAA's continuing education division, you'll want to order one right away. Call, write, fax or drop us an e-mail.

And there are other good ideas for professional growth too. You can get a package of materials to prepare for all three national exam topics--chairside, infection control and radiation--and you can order ADAA's popular career video "Your Future in Dental Assisting" a 7-minute capsule to aid in career planning presentations.

Watch this space for future developments all year long as we keep you up to date on "What's New in CE"

Newly Revised Courses:

* Dental Assistant's Management of Medical Emergencies

* Alginate Impressions and Diagnostic Study Model Techniques

* Prevention of Disease Transmission in the Dental Office

* Introduction to Computerized Dental Systems

* Designing a Comprehensive Health History

Package Pricing:

Purchase all three national exam prep courses and save:
#0109 (Chairside)
#0008 (Infection Control)
#9806 (Radiology)


If bought separately, cost $205; as a package, only $150; Non member: $225

Code Number: 3-pack
Management of HIV/AIDS Patients in Dental Practice

(NEW) Since the first reported outbreaks of HIV/AIDS, great strides
have been made in the treatment of disease-related opportunistic
infections, neoplasms and neurological disorders. Combined use of
multiple anti-viral agents and preventive treatment for pregnant women
has increased the number of infected persons living longer and seeking
regular dental care. This disease continues to devastate countries in
Africa and Southeastern Asia and has increased significantly in China
and Russia. In the United States high-risk groups have started to
reject prevention schemes. Learn the consequences for today's modern
dental practice.

#0204 4 Credit Hours $36 Member $50 Non-member

Carbonated Beverages--The Pouring Rights Dilemma

(NEW) Learn why we are seeing an increase in soda drinking with
children and how it is affecting dentistry today. Includes the harmful
effects of soft drinks to enamel and supplies alternatives to soft
drink consumption. Describes the "pouring rights" concepts, why schools
are using it, and ways to combat the marketing methods used by soft
drink companies on and off school grounds.

#0207 1 Credit Hour $15 Member $22 Non-member

Gingival Health--Periodontal Assessment

(NEW) An introduction to finding, locating, and assessing periodontal
diseases. Included is the importance of the initial examination, the
recording of in-depth information in the patient record, and types of
clinical evidence that can be found on radiographs. Also covered are
the pitfalls involved with inaccurate sulcus depth readings, mobility
and furcation classifications.

#0208 2 Credit Hours $22 Member $32 Non-member

Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today's Dental Assistant

(NEW) This summary demonstrates how the study of radiation biology
began and how radiation safety and protection measures evolved form
early research efforts to formally established organizations that
examine leading scientific thought and provide guidance and
recommendations on radiation protection and measurement. The subsequent
information will provide an overview of radiation biology and the
safety and protection measures that the dental assistant can implement
to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients as well as minimize
occupational exposure.

#0209 5 Credit Hours $45 Member $56 Non-member

Medications as Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

(NEW) As our population ages, increased numbers of patients will be
using a variety of medications. These medications may benefit the
general health of a patient, but consideration must also be given to
the impact of these agents, both prescription and over-the-counter,
on gingivitis and periodontitis. The risk factors associated with the
use of various types of medication and periodontal disease are
discussed.

#0210 2 Credit Hours $22 Member $32 Non-member

Hepatitis: What Every Healthcare Worker Needs to Know

(NEW) This course provides an overview of Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E
with a special emphasis on the bloodborne viruses. An explanation
of modes of transmission, epidemiology and prevention of these
potentially life-threatening infections is presented in a clear and
informative manner. Know which hepatitis viruses may pose a risk in
the dental healthcare setting and important precautions for prevention
of the spread of hepatitis, including the latest vaccine
recommendations, infection control precautions, and post exposure
management.

#0212 4 Credit Hours $36 Member $50 Non-member

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

INFECTION CONTROL

Hepatitis: What Every Healthcare Worker Needs to Know
 #0212 (4 Hours) $36 ADAA Member $50 Non-member
Management of HIV-Infected Patients in the Dental Practice
 #0204 (4 Hours) $36 ADAA Member $50 Non-member
Prevention of Disease Transmission in the Dental Office
 #0201 (5 Hours) $45 ADAA Member $56 Non-member
Infection Control in the Dental Offices: A Review for National IC Exam
 #0008 (12 Hours) $55 ADAA Member $75 Non-member

INTRAORAL FUNCTIONS

Alginate Impression and Diagnostic Study Model Techniques
 #0202 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Home Irrigation: An Evidence-Based Therapy
 #0111 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
General Chairside Assisting: A Review for a National Chairside Exam
 #0109 (24 Hours) $85 ADAA Member $110 Non-member
Oral Health Maintenance of Dental Implants
 #9802 (1 Hour) $15 ADAA Member $22 Non-member
Air Abrasion in Dentistry
 #9801 (1 Hour) $15 ADAA Member $22 Non-member
Dental Implants: The Third Tune's the Charm
 #9705 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Pit and Fissure Sealants
 #9703 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Fabrication of Provisional Crowns and Bridges
 #9701 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member

RADIOLOGY

Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today's Dental Assistant
 #0209 (5 Hours) $45 ADAA Member $56 Non-member
Intraoral Radiographic Technique
 #0205 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiology
 #9806 (18 Hours) $65 ADAA Member $85 Non-member
Radiographic Pitfalls and Errors
 #9010 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Diseases of the Teeth and Jaws
 #9009 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Radiation Physics, The Dental X-Ray Machine & Diagnostic Imaging Theory
 #9002 (6 Hours) $49 ADAA Member $66 Non-member

PHARMACOLOGY

Medications as Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease
 #0210 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
The Importance of Pharmacology in Dental Care
 #9805 (5 Hours) $45 ADAA Member $56 Non-member

TREATMENT OF DISEASE/CONDITIONS

Gingival Health--Periodontal Assessment
 #0208 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
Carbonated Beverages--The Pouring Rights Dilemma
 #0207 (1 Hour) $15 ADAA Member $22 Non-member
The Dental Assistant's Management of Medical Emergencies
 #0206 (5 Hours) $45 ADAA Member $56 Non-member
Understanding Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Intervention Techniques
for the Dental Professional
 #0112 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present, Preparing for the
Future
 #0108 (4 Hours) $36 ADAA Member $50 Non-member
Understanding the Dangers & Health Consequences of Spit Tobacco Use
 #0010 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Oral Brush Biopsies in Routine Dental Practice: The Role of the Dental
Assistant
 #0007 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
Prevention and Management of Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment:
The Role of the Oral Health Care Team
 #0006 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
An Introduction to the Hospital Operating Room, Revised
 #9905 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Alternative Medicine in Dentistry
 #9904 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
Sports Related Dental Injuries and Sports Dentistry
 #9902 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Designing a Comprehensive Health History
 #0301 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Introduction to Computerized Dental Systems
 #0203 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Advanced Dental Practice Management Concepts
 #0107 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Basic Concepts of Dental Practice Management
 #0106 (5 Hours) $45 ADAA Member $56 Non-member
The Dental Assistant's Role in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
 #0009 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Maintaining Proper Dental Records
 #9803 (1 Hour) $15 ADAA Member $22 Non-member

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE

Toxic Waste and the Dental Assistant
 #9903 (1 Hour) $15 ADAA Member $22 Non-member
Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen Sedation: An Update on Biohazard Issues
 #9901 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member
Hazard Communication & Hazardous Waste Regulations
 #9804 (3 Hours) $27 ADAA Member $38 Non-member
Mercury Hygiene in the Dental Office
 #9303 (2 Hours) $22 ADAA Member $32 Non-member

VIDEOTAPE

Your Future in Dental Assisting
 #9804V $10 ADAA Member $20 Non-member

AUDIO-CASSETTE COURSES

The audio-cassette course includes an audio-cassette and a written
study guide. Additional study guides may be purchased for $17 members,
$22 non-members. Both the audio-cassette and the study guide are
necessary to complete the course.

The Dental Auxiliary's Role in Pain & Anxiety Control
 #AC-1-84 (3 Hours) $28 ADAA Member $39 Non-member
Patient Management in Pediatric Dentistry
 #AC-1-88 (3 Hours) $28 ADAA Member $39 Non-member

CD ROM COURSES

Self-contained interactive CD ROM courses include a printed test which
must be mailed in for credit.

Clinical Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics
 #CD-l-01 (2 Hours) $30 ADAA Member $40 Non-member
Sensitivity in Dentistry
 #CD-2-01 (4 Hours) $50 ADAA Member $64 Non-member

EXAM STUDY AIDS

National Exam Study Aid Three Pack (includes #0109, #0008, #9806)
 #3-Pack (54 Hours) $150 ADAA Member $225 Non-member
General Chairside Assisting: A Review for a National Chairside Exam
 #0109 (24 Hours) $85 ADAA Member $110 Non-member
Infection Control in the Dental Office: A Review for National IC Exam
 #0008 (12 Hours) $55 ADAA Member $75 Non-member
Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiology
 #9806 (18 Hours) $65 ADAA Member $85 Non-member


ORDER INFORMATION

Returns and Exchanges

If you are not completely satisfied with your ADAA product, simply return it within 30 days, with your reason for return, and let us know if you want a replacement, refund or an exchange. Materials must be received in salable condition and shipping prepaid. Upon return, a $8.00 charge will be assessed per order for restocking and handling. On orders of three or more courses, there will be a charge of $11.00 assessed.

If material you receive is damaged or incorrect, please contact our office within 30 days for a replacement.

Prices

All prices listed in this catalog are effective December 1, 2002. Illinois residents must add 8.75% sales tax to the total amount of the order. Prices are subject to change without notice. If this occurs, any necessary adjustments will be made to your order.

Shipping Information

Please allow 2-4 weeks for normal shipment. Rush orders cannot be accepted. Make check or money order payable to American Dental Assistants Association, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1730, Chicago, IL 60601, Attention: Division of Education. Charge your order by fax at 312-541-1496 or call 312-541-1550, ext. 211 (8:30 am-4:30 pm, CT).

Foreign Orders

All foreign orders must be paid in U.S. currency. Additional shipping charges will be applicable to destinations outside the U.S. An invoice will be sent for the additional postage and the order will be shipped when remittance is received.

POLICIES

Continuing Education Credits

All ADAA courses are approved for continuing education credits by the Dental Assisting National Board ** and most state agencies requiring dental assisting education. (Check with your state board if you have any questions.)

"DANB Approval" indicates that a continuing education course appears to meet certain specifications as described in the DANB Recertification Guidelines. DANB does not, however, endorse or recommend any particular continuing education course and is not responsible for the quality of any course content.

Academy of General Dentistry

* Approved PACE Program Provider

FAGD/MAGD Credit

Tests

Only tests for courses currently produced by the ADAA will be accepted for grading. Due to revision and updating of courses, we recommend that the courses be taken within a year of purchase. Only the original answer sheet will be accepted for grading--no photocopies allowed. All ADAA non-members must submit a test processing fee of $10.00 with each test. There is no fee for ADAA members.

** Dental Practice Management courses are not approved for credit by the California Board of Dental Examiners.

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