Upcoming
Diversity Week Art Show (2019)
Oct 18
October 18, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Don't miss the College’s annual Diversity Day Celebration hosted by the Diversity Advisory Committee!  This year’s theme “The Art of Thinking Independently Together” will be celebrated with art, music and food.  Keep an out for future emails to learn how you can participate, all are welcome!

 

Diversity Day Art Show

Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019 for this year's Diversity Day Art Show!

Where: 5th Floor Commons
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Submit your original artwork to be showcased at Diversity Day's Art Show to Blanca Luna in room 304G or Janette Guzman in room 404C.

Original artwork can include photographs, jewelry, crafts, sculptures, paintings, etc. You may also submit original artwork created by family or friends. 

Guidelines: title of piece (if any), brief description, and name of artist.

UIC College of Dentistry dental student DMD-AS Webinar
Oct 11
October 11, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online event

Don't miss the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Advanced Standing webinar! In this webinar, you'll get information about the application process and the program itself. We will also share some competitive admissions attributes to help you do your best as a prospective DMD-AS applicant.  

Note: this is an online event. You must register for the webinar. After registration, we will send you instructions to login to the webinar.

Friday, October 11, 1-3 pm

  • Learn about the admissions process
  • Get application tips
  • Ask questions about the program

 

Register Online

 

 

UIC College of Dentistry ISDS CE Course Anesthesia Sedation Assistant Monitoring
Oct 09
October 09, 2019 12:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Course time will be announced on confirmation.

This course is offered as a continuing education experience for dental auxiliary who work in dental or oral surgery offices in the State of Illinois where sedation or general anesthesia is administered. The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Illinois Dental Practice Act and the Rules Administering the Dental Practice Act. This course includes both lecture and clinical exposure which is completed at one of the two dental schools in Illinois. A certificate of completion will be issued upon course completion.

Course Objectives and Competencies:

• Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology involved with monitoring and airway maintenance in the sedated dental patient.

• Obtain a basic understanding of the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological systems as they relate to anesthesia and sedation.

• Become familiar with the health questionnaire and its application for the evaluation of the patient undergoing anesthesia/sedation and be able to link this information to the ASA classification.

• Develop an understanding of the levels of sedation/anesthesia and be able to recognize these levels in the patient under dental sedation.

• Acquire the skills required for monitoring the sedated patient, including monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, respirations temperature and level of consciousness.

• Learn to operate automated monitoring devices including the EKG and pulse-oximeter.

• Learn to complete the anesthesia record and make appropriate monitoring entries during the procedure and during recovery.

• Learn basic management protocols for anesthesia related emergencies and become more competent in assisting the dentist in their management.

Prerequisite: Must be currently certified in BLS for healthcare providers or its equivalent. A copy of your current BLS card must accompany registration form. The Illinois State Dental Society is an approved provider of continuing education in the State of Illinois. Illinois dental hygienists will earn 12 continuing education credits when completing this course.

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UIC College of Dentistry ISDS CE Course Administration and Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide
Nov 13
November 13, 2019 12:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Course time will be announced upon confirmation.

This course for monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide by the allied dental personnel is designed to meet the certification requirements of the State of Illinois for expanded functions. This course will include both didactic and clinical components in the monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide and advanced airway management. It will provide instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies, as they relate to the use of nitrous oxide in the dental office. This course is open to all qualified dental assistants for monitoring and dental hygienists for administering. After successful completion of this course the dental assistant can return to the private office and provide expanded function for the dental team and the monitoring of nitrous oxide, while the dental hygienists will be able to start and stop the flow of gas.

Prerequisite: Must be currently certified in BLS for healthcare providers or its equivalent. A copy of your current BLS card must accompany registration form. The Illinois State Dental Society is an approved provider of continuing education in the State of Illinois.

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UIC College of Dentistry ISDS Coronal Polishing & Pit/Fissure Sealants CE Course
Sep 14
September 14, 2019 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

This course will provide dental assistants with the proper educational requirements as stated in Illinois law for application of pit and fissure sealants and coronal polishing which includes didactic study in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies followed by a written exam. This course will also include two hours of clinical experience on pit and fissure sealants and two hours on coronal polishing. The clinical instruction on coronal polishing will include work performed on a human subject.

Each participant must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing. In addition, each participant must follow the OSHA guidelines for infection control and use of clinical Personal Protective Equipment (i.e., gloves, mask, eyewear and clinic gown).

At completion of this course and prior to being permitted to perform these expanded functions in Illinois, the dental assistant must meet the following requirements:

• Dental assistant is 18 years of age and has been working as a dental assistant for at least 1,000 hours.

• The supervising dentist must personally observe the successful placement of six sealants on a patient(s) by the dental assistant.

• Successful participant will receive a certificate of completion.

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UIC College of Dentistry ISDS Local Anesthesia CE Course
Oct 03
October 03, 2019 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

CE Course: Local Anesthesia

Course objectives: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Course content provides a review of knowledge on the uses and potential complications of administering local anesthesia. There will be a pre-course reading assignment from Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia.

Topics include the local anesthesia armamentarium, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, mandibular and maxillary anatomy, the trigeminal nerve, possible complications, post-treatment instructions, and accurate record keeping.

• Lab practice sessions emphasize grasp and technique and use sensor-active Frasaco/Practicon manikins and other injection placement exercises.

• Injection instruction occurs in clinic and involves supervised administration of maxillary, mandibular and block injections using xylocaine 2%, mepivicaine 3%, and topical benzocaine.

• In clinic, participants must agree to receive, as well as administer, injections in the clinic. Hygienists who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or at medical risk for any other reason should seek the consent of their primary physician before registering.

• Course size is limited to 24 persons per session. While a test of basic knowledge based on pre-course reading is given on the first course day, successful course completion is based solely on competency demonstrated in the clinic.

There will be lab practice sessions and injection instructions. Participants must agree to receive as well as administer injections in the clinic.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

(The Malamed text is not included in the fee and must be independently purchased.)

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UIC College of Dentistry ISDS Local Anesthesia CE Course
Oct 02
October 02, 2019 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Course objectives: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Course content provides a review of knowledge on the uses and potential complications of administering local anesthesia. There will be a pre-course reading assignment from Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia.

Topics include the local anesthesia armamentarium, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, mandibular and maxillary anatomy, the trigeminal nerve, possible complications, post-treatment instructions, and accurate record keeping.

• Lab practice sessions emphasize grasp and technique and use sensor-active Frasaco/Practicon manikins and other injection placement exercises.

• Injection instruction occurs in clinic and involves supervised administration of maxillary, mandibular and block injections using xylocaine 2%, mepivicaine 3%, and topical benzocaine.

• In clinic, participants must agree to receive, as well as administer, injections in the clinic. Hygienists who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or at medical risk for any other reason should seek the consent of their primary physician before registering.

• Course size is limited to 24 persons per session. While a test of basic knowledge based on pre-course reading is given on the first course day, successful course completion is based solely on competency demonstrated in the clinic.

There will be lab practice sessions and injection instructions. Participants must agree to receive as well as administer injections in the clinic.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

(The Malamed text is not included in the fee and must be independently purchased.)

Learn more about Continuing Education for dental professionals offered by UIC College of Dentistry

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UIC College of Dentistry ISDS Local Anesthesia CE Course
Sep 26
September 26, 2019 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Course objectives: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Course content provides a review of knowledge on the uses and potential complications of administering local anesthesia. There will be a pre-course reading assignment from Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia.

Topics include the local anesthesia armamentarium, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, mandibular and maxillary anatomy, the trigeminal nerve, possible complications, post-treatment instructions, and accurate record keeping.

• Lab practice sessions emphasize grasp and technique and use sensor-active Frasaco/Practicon manikins and other injection placement exercises.

• Injection instruction occurs in clinic and involves supervised administration of maxillary, mandibular and block injections using xylocaine 2%, mepivicaine 3%, and topical benzocaine.

• In clinic, participants must agree to receive, as well as administer, injections in the clinic. Hygienists who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or at medical risk for any other reason should seek the consent of their primary physician before registering.

• Course size is limited to 24 persons per session. While a test of basic knowledge based on pre-course reading is given on the first course day, successful course completion is based solely on competency demonstrated in the clinic.

There will be lab practice sessions and injection instructions. Participants must agree to receive as well as administer injections in the clinic.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

(The Malamed text is not included in the fee and must be independently purchased.)

Learn more about Continuing Education for dental professionals offered by UIC College of Dentistry

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UIC College of Dentistry Local Anesthesia Course
Sep 25
September 25, 2019 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Course objectives: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Course content provides a review of knowledge on the uses and potential complications of administering local anesthesia. There will be a pre-course reading assignment from Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia.

Topics include the local anesthesia armamentarium, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, mandibular and maxillary anatomy, the trigeminal nerve, possible complications, post-treatment instructions, and accurate record keeping.

• Lab practice sessions emphasize grasp and technique and use sensor-active Frasaco/Practicon manikins and other injection placement exercises.

• Injection instruction occurs in clinic and involves supervised administration of maxillary, mandibular and block injections using xylocaine 2%, mepivicaine 3%, and topical benzocaine.

• In clinic, participants must agree to receive, as well as administer, injections in the clinic. Hygienists who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or at medical risk for any other reason should seek the consent of their primary physician before registering.

• Course size is limited to 24 persons per session. While a test of basic knowledge based on pre-course reading is given on the first course day, successful course completion is based solely on competency demonstrated in the clinic.

There will be lab practice sessions and injection instructions. Participants must agree to receive as well as administer injections in the clinic.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

(The Malamed text is not included in the fee and must be independently purchased.)

Learn more about Continuing Education for dental professionals offered by UIC College of Dentistry

Learn more about alumni career resources offered by UIC College of Dentistry

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