DANB is proud to announce that the first of its e-learning offerings are now available. The first two e-learning courses that are offered are DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course and DANB’s Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP): Accounts Receivable.
Participants earn 4 DANB CDE credits for each course. DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course costs $30.00, and DANB’s ABCP: Accounts Receivable costs $50.00.
To purchase DANB’s interactive e-learning offerings, visit www.danb.org/learning.
DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course was developed for chairside assistants or dental assisting students who have some background in dental radiography, and a basic understanding of dental radiography vocabulary and general dental assisting duties. The interactive review course covers basic radiation biology concepts, radiographic processing and exposure, mounting and labeling procedures, infection control techniques and quality assurance procedures.
DANB’s ABCP: Accounts Receivable program covers accounts receivable for the dental office. This program is intended for dental office managers, dental assistants, receptionists, hygienists and possibly dentists with varying degrees of knowledge in the financial aspects of the dental office.
According to the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly known as the National Organization for Competency Assurance [NOCA]), an Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP) is a non-degree granting program that:
a) Provides instruction and training to aid participants in acquiring specific knowledge, skills, and/or competencies associated with intended learning outcomes; and
b) Evaluates participants’ accomplishment of the intended learning outcomes; and
c) Awards a certificate only to those participants who meet the performance, proficiency, or passing standard for the assessment(s).
An ABCP is not a professional certification program. Information about the distinction between an ABCP and a professional certification can be found on the e-learning pages on DANB’s website, www.danb.org/learning.
DANB’s ABCP: Accounts Receivable is an interactive professional development course covering accounts receivable topics for the dental office. During the online course, participants learn about accounts receivable, develop dental practice financial policy and financial agreement templates for the employer’s consideration, demonstrate knowledge of payment methods and billing stages, and enhance their communications skills in the area of accounts receivable. DANB’s ABCP: Accounts Receivable is accessible for ninety days after purchase, allowing learners to revisit topics and take notes before completing the post-course assessment.
“We are very excited to launch DANB’s e-learning courses,” said DANB’s Executive Director Cindy Durley, MEd, MBA. “They are accessible, affordable courses and provide dental assistants and dental office managers with engaging career development opportunities.”
DANB to Introduce Educational and Research Foundation
Later this year, DANB will also be introducing a separately incorporated nonprofit educational and research foundation, which will offer additional learning opportunities. The foundation, which has not yet been named, is committed to the following mission statement: “To develop and provide quality education and conduct sound research to support and promote oral health.”
“DANB is looking forward to introducing a nonprofit foundation, committed to education and research. This foundation will join other recognized national oral health care foundations to greatly benefit dental assistants and the oral healthcare community,” says DANB Executive Director Cindy Durley.
Look for more information on and the name of this new foundation in the Spring 2010 issue of Certified Press.
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