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1112 Mercury in Dentistry: The Facts (AGD 130)

1112 Mercury in Dentistry: The Facts (AGD 130)

1112 Mercury in Dentistry: The Facts (AGD 130)

Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA
Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 11 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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1112 Mercury in Dentistry: The Facts (AGD 130)
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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Relative to both the patient and the dental team, this course summarizes current information on mercury in dental restorations, with policy statements from dental organizations and government agencies.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Explain the current position of dental organizations and governmental agencies on dental amalgam.
Objective 2:
List several sources of mercury contamination.
Objective 3:
Identify some of the factors that affect the concentration of mercury vapor in the air.
Objective 4:
Distinguish between mercurial poisoning and mercurial hypersensitivity.
Objective 5:
Name several symptoms of mercury toxicity.
Objective 6:
Summarize the recommendations for proper mercury hygiene.
Objective 7:
Clarify the facts of dental amalgam use.
Objective 8:
Discuss the pros and cons of dental amalgam restorations with co-workers and patients.
Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA

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Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA

Jen Blake graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Dental Assisting Program in Fort Wayne, Indiana and received her certificate in expanded functions from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.

Her career started as a chairside assistant. After receiving her expanded functions training, Mrs. Blake became a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Dentistry TEAM Clinic working with senior dental students teaching them how to work with expanded assistants in a private practice simulated environment. Jen went on to become an instructor at Professional Careers Institute, an ADA Accredited Dental Assisting Program in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later served as their Program Administrator and Placement Counselor. She is also a past Editorial Director for The Dental Assistant Journal.

A member of the American Dental Assistants Association since she was a student, Jen has served all positions in the Indianapolis Dental Assistants Society, Indiana Dental Assistants Association, Sixth District Trustee, Vice President and President-elect to the American Dental Assistants Association and served as ADAA President from 1997-1998. She is also a past member of the Indiana State Department of Health Radiological Technology Certification Committee.

Jen is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, licensed in Indiana in limited dental radiography, holds certificates in Coronal Polishing and Caries Prevention Procedures from Indiana University School of Dentistry Continuing Education, and is a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.

Mrs. Blake is currently serving as the ADAA Director of Education and Professional Relations and regularly volunteers as a chairside assistant at the Kingsway Healthcare Clinic in Avon, IN.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 130

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