We are pleased to offer a brand new online lecture series to satisfy your CE requirements. Live webinars count as live continuing education credits.

Course Provider:
dentassist is a Dental Board of California registered provider #3556 & an ADA CERP recognized provider.
Course Speaker: Lisa Saiia
CE Units:

The courses are two (2) CEU's (core course and live PowerPoint lecture).
Cost: $49
CE Certificates:

CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed to you within 72 hours of course completion.




The Latest Information for Patient Protection

  Click here to register. Wed. Sep 23, 2020
Wed. Oct 21, 2020
Wed. Nov 18, 2020
(All dates from
6pm - 8pm PDT.)


This course satisfies the Dental Board of California's mandatory license renewal requirement.

Dental healthcare workers are exposed to a variety of infectious diseases during a typical work- day. With the practice of proper infection control protocol, the transmission of disease can be minimized or eliminated. This lecture will hold your interest with the newest information concerning airborne and bloodborne transmissible disease, optimum standard operating procedures, patient protection and more. New data from CDC and attention-grabbing stories of situations gone amiss will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

* Review California Code of Regulations, Section 1005. "Minimum Standards for Infection Control"

* Know the proper sterilization and disinfection process, purging and flushing dental unit water lines    and devices

* Understand personal protective equipment requirements and their proper usage

* Learn what is required in developing a written protocol for proper instrument processing and    operatory cleanliness

* Understand the infectious disease process including modes of occupational transmission of    diseases

* Identify different types of sharps, waste and the methods of handling and disposing

* Analyze and classify your level of risk to infectious substances





Conduct, Competence & Culpability &

he System of Rules Regulating Dentistry

  Click here to register. Thurs. Sep 22, 2020
Thurs. Oct 20, 2020
Thurs. Nov 17, 2020
(All dates from
6pm - 8pm PDT.)

This course satisfies the Dental Board of California's mandatory license renewal requirement.

We will discuss and emphasize the importance of following the system of rules and regulations required by the Board and recent changes. How do you conduct yourself? What is your level of competency? Are you opening yourself to culpability? This lecture will share real life situations and outcomes that have occurred in dentistry. The presentation will include the scope of practice, acts of violation, unprofessional conduct, prescribing of drugs, auxiliary duties and settings and more.

Educational Objectives:

* Review and describe the scope of practice, acts of violation, and unprofessional conduct

* Know the laws governing prescribing of drugs, citations and suspensions

* Learn how to avoid patient complaints through communication and accountability of failure to follow    standard operating procedures and the law

* Understand the requirements for license renewal, including continuing education requirements

* Define the use of auxiliaries in a dental practice

* Understand the difference between direct and general supervision

* Learn about the division program offered

* Understand the mandatory reporting law




Rules, Regulations & Requirements, Oh My!
  Click here to register. Mon. Sep 21, 2020
Mon. Oct 19, 2020
Mon. Nov 16, 2020
(All dates from
6pm - 8pm PDT.)

This course includes but is not limited to the newly revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals".

It also includes bloodborne & airborne diseases, modes of transmission, risk identification and exposure determination, PPE's, cleaning & decontaminastion, sharps and waste handling and storage, exposure incident reporting, and practice emergency plans.

Educational Objectives:

* Have a general understanding of the epidemiology & symptoms of bloodborne pathogens

* Become aware of the modes of transmission of pathogens

* Analyze, identify and determine your risk of exposure and OPIM

* Define an exposure incident & understand documentation

* Identify the use & limitations of appropriate practice controls

* Learn the Hazard Communications Standards required

* Understand the use and content of safety data sheets

* Understand the mandatory reporting law






Ensuring Patient Safety & Privacy

  Click here to register. Thurs. Sep 24, 2020
Thurs. Oct 22, 2020
Thurs. Nov 19, 2020
(All dates from
6pm - 8pm PDT.)

This course includes but is not limited to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act & the Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health Act.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services require that workforce members must be trained on the requirements of the HIPAA rules. We will discuss the acknowledgement of receipt of a notice of privacy practices, patient confidentiality and security rules. You must develop procedure manual and provide training. We will discuss a system of sanctions for employees who violate the entity's policies or the requirements of the Privacy Rule. This course covers the HIPAA privacy rules, the appropriate administrative, technical & physical safeguard of protected health information, risk analysis compliance information, policy and procedures and more.

Educational Objectives:

* Review record transactions regulated by HIPAA

* Understand the importance of a designated Privacy/Security Officer

* Identify contents of required Notice of Privacy Practices letter

* Learn how to protect patient confidentiality and security rules

* Review the contents of the HIPAA and Policy Procedure Manual

* Understand the patient's rights

* Learn the data breach notification requirements






  Click here to register. Fri. Sep 25, 2020
Fri. Oct 23, 2020
Fri. Nov 20, 2020
(All dates from
6pm - 8pm PDT.)

A systemic working environment plays a significant role in your emotional health and well-being.  Sexual harassment and abusive conduct can have legal and emotional consequences.  The line is not always clear.  Individual perspective of an antagonist differs.  This course will discuss what constitutes harassment, different forms of harassment, reporting, financial and emotional impact and prevention strategies.  The types of sexual harassment include quid prso quo and hostile work environment and the damages that occur as a result of these actions.  Discussed are strategies and prevention measures that should be in place in a dental practice.  Harassment involving patients is included.  This training is required every two years in California, effective January 1, 2019.  Sexual violence is a societal issue that requires education, discussion and training.

Educational Objectives:

* Review the elements of sexual harassment and the remedies available to victims of sexual      harassment under both California and Federal laws

* Discuss other forms of unlawful harassment

* Consider strategies for preventing and responding to unlawful harassment

* Address concerns regarding abusive conduct in the workplace

* Define the meaning of "virtue, value and vision" and how it relates to success in the practice of    dentistry



dentassist is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

dentassist designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.


I declare that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.


Lisa Saiia began her journey in dentistry forty years ago as a registered dental assistant and office administrator.  In 1982 dentassist, a temporary and permanent placement service serving Northern California was established.  Lisa presented the first HIV/AIDS conference in dentistry in 1983 and the first Women in Dentistry Conference in the nation in 1992 that focused on women's health and celebrated the contributions of women in dentistry.  She began dentassist.com CE online website in 2005. Lisa has interviewed, hired, fired, consulted, trained and lectured over 20,000 dental folks over time.  Lisa's lectures are scientifically based, researched and current.  She presents with wit, charm and amusement engaging her audience along the way.  The real- life dental stories she has collected over the years will have the audience laughing.  It's time to lighten up your audience for a memorable lecture.

Let's talk.

 A few Past Speaking Engagements:  California Dental Association (CDA) Anaheim Presents, Indian Health Services Annual Dental Conference (IHS), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS) Mid-Winter Convention, Napa-Solano Dental Society, Fresno-Madera Dental Society, California Rural Indian Health Services, On Lok Lifeways Health Services, Study Groups throughout the State, etc.

Some Future Speaking Engagements:   CDA Anaheim Presents, CDA San Francisco Presents, Indian Health Services (IHS) Annual Dental Conference


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