In March 2012, the Dentistry Examining Board approved a position statement allowing dentists to delegate the use of lasers by dental hygienists as an adjunct to scaling and root planing. Training is required, including a hands-on proficiency course provided by a recognized continuing education sponsor. Documentation of proof of training should be maintained. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1Rw70fa… Continue Reading Can dentists delegate the use of lasers by dental hygienists?
Select instruments and supplies will be provided for dental volunteers’ use at MOM. Click here for a list of supplies
New this year, all instruments supplied by America’s Dentists Care Foundation (AMOM) come pre-packaged in cassettes. These include hygiene, restorative and oral surgery cassettes. You will be allowed one cassette at a time. When returning the cassette to sterilization, make sure it has ALL of the instruments originally included, so the person using it after… Continue Reading Instruments and sterilization
All clinicians should bring protective eye wear. To help make your volunteer experience as enjoyable as possible, please bring any specific instruments or materials that you prefer working with. There is a process in place to help ensure you get your personal instruments back after they have been sterilized. If possible, please bring your instruments… Continue Reading Eyewear and preferred instruments and materials
Dental stools will be available for every dentist and hygienist working in restorative, endodontics and hygiene, but there aren’t enough for all of the assistants. So, please consider bringing a stool or two from your office, especially if you have one that is a comfortable favorite.
If bringing your own stool, other large pieces of equipment or a significant amount of equipment and/or materials, follow the signs around the back of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center to the administrative building. Once there, continue south through the parking lot to the loading dock area where the AMOM trucks are… Continue Reading Equipment drop off
Please leave personal belongings safely at home or locked in the trunk of your car as there is no secure area in which to store them. Only water is allowed on the clinic floor. Coffee and other beverages will be provided in the break room where they must be consumed. Please leave your favorite morning… Continue Reading What NOT to bring
The patient flow document explains how patients move through the clinic and how return visits will be handled. This is a must read for every volunteer! It’s very important that everyone understand how patients will move through the clinic.
Department protocols differ for each area and must be followed closely. Please review the following protocols for the department(s) you will be working in: Dental triage Endodontics Exit interview Hygiene Lab Medical triage Needle Needlestick testing Numbing Oral surgery Patient ambassador Patient flow Pediatric Prosthodontics Radiology Restorative Special Olympics Contact your department lead(s) with any… Continue Reading Department protocols
The draft floor plan is the map we expect to use when setting up the clinic, but sometimes things need to change a bit once onsite. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Those attending Thursday night’s orientation dinner will have an opportunity to tour the entire clinic.