Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice Virtual Program (Fall 2024)

Friday, August 09, 2024
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Add to Calendar 2024-08-09 09:00:00 2024-07-17 06:38:27 Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice Virtual Program (Fall 2024) August 9 – November 8, 2024 ORFebruary 7 – May 9, 2025Led by Elena Francisco, RDHAP, MS, this online program is designed for dental hygienists interested in expanding their knowledge and ability to treat people with complex physical, medical or psychological needs and patients in underserved communities. It fulfills the Dental Hygiene Board of California’s 150-hour education requirement needed to apply for an RDHAP license. The virtual program consists of live, interactive webinars, online modules and a field study.The Dugoni School of Dentistry DifferenceA personalized program for RDHs led by practicing RDHAPs An RDHAP program offered by an accredited dental schoolA fully online program approved by the Dental Hygiene Board of CaliforniaInterest-free payment plans available to qualified candidatesFunding available through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan®Convenient virtual program accessible from anywhere in CaliforniaCurriculum Topics Dental hygiene practice and theoryTreating medically complex patients, geriatric patients and children with and without special needsOral pathologyPharmacologyInformation managementDevelopmental disabilities and oral health careMedical and dental emergenciesBusiness administration for dental hygienistsWho Should AttendThis course is designed for RDHs seeking to apply for RDHAP licensure.Tuition: $3,400Deposit: $400 (nonrefundable)Format: Live, interactive webinars, online modules and a field of studyCredits: This activity is designated for 150 units of continuing education credit.PresenterElena Francisco, RDHAP, MS, graduated from Loma Linda University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She practiced clinical dental hygiene in Northern California for more than 40 years. She received her master’s degree in dental hygiene from Idaho State University. She served on the faculty at University of the Pacific’s Dental Hygiene program, teaching all aspects of dental hygiene. She graduated from the RDHAP program at Pacific and has maintained a practice since 2006, serving her community oral health programs as a resource, contributor and practitioner. She has authored several journal articles, contributed the chapter on “Protocols and Prevention of Dental Caries” in the 12th edition of Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, served on the peer review board for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and serves on the advisory board for Elite Healthcare. She is a member of her professional organizations and is active in her local component and the California Dental Hygiene Association.  Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry America/Los_Angeles public

August 9 – November 8, 2024 
OR
February 7 – May 9, 2025

Led by Elena Francisco, RDHAP, MS, this online program is designed for dental hygienists interested in expanding their knowledge and ability to treat people with complex physical, medical or psychological needs and patients in underserved communities. It fulfills the Dental Hygiene Board of California’s 150-hour education requirement needed to apply for an RDHAP license. The virtual program consists of live, interactive webinars, online modules and a field study.

The Dugoni School of Dentistry Difference

  • A personalized program for RDHs led by practicing RDHAPs 
  • An RDHAP program offered by an accredited dental school
  • A fully online program approved by the Dental Hygiene Board of California
  • Interest-free payment plans available to qualified candidates
  • Funding available through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan®
  • Convenient virtual program accessible from anywhere in California

Curriculum Topics 

  • Dental hygiene practice and theory
  • Treating medically complex patients, geriatric patients and children with and without special needs
  • Oral pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Information management
  • Developmental disabilities and oral health care
  • Medical and dental emergencies
  • Business administration for dental hygienists

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for RDHs seeking to apply for RDHAP licensure.

Tuition: $3,400
Deposit: $400 (nonrefundable)
Format: Live, interactive webinars, online modules and a field of study
Credits: This activity is designated for 150 units of continuing education credit.

Presenter

Elena Francisco, RDHAP, MS, graduated from Loma Linda University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She practiced clinical dental hygiene in Northern California for more than 40 years. She received her master’s degree in dental hygiene from Idaho State University. She served on the faculty at University of the Pacific’s Dental Hygiene program, teaching all aspects of dental hygiene. She graduated from the RDHAP program at Pacific and has maintained a practice since 2006, serving her community oral health programs as a resource, contributor and practitioner. She has authored several journal articles, contributed the chapter on “Protocols and Prevention of Dental Caries” in the 12th edition of Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, served on the peer review board for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and serves on the advisory board for Elite Healthcare. She is a member of her professional organizations and is active in her local component and the California Dental Hygiene Association.
 

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