Affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Wake AHEC provides a range of continuing education programs for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Wake AHEC’s services include traditional dental programming, offering of the UNC-CH Intraoral Radiography Course and the opportunity of providing speakers for dental society meetings.
The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are 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 to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP
Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Wake AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Wake AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.
Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Wake AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Wake AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.
The following represent some of the most frequently asked questions:
According to the NC State Board of Dental Examiners, to be classified as a Dental Assistant II, an assistant must meet one of the following criteria:
To take X-rays in North Carolina a dental assistant must do one of the following:
Planning a Continuing Education Event
If you are a planner and seeking Continuing Education credit from Wake AHEC, please contact us at 919-350-8547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.