This 2 hour online CE course provides interpreters with the concepts and vocabulary needed in encounters related to dental hygiene.
Interpreters will learn:
- the anatomy and physiology of the mouth and dentition.
- how to interpret during a basic dental exam and cleaning.
- the questions that dental hygienists routinely ask and the signs and symptoms they look for.
- the basics of oral hygiene.
- how to describe the work of the periodontist in treating gum disease with deep cleanings.
This course will support your ability to confidently manage Dental Hygiene interpreting encounters. Exercises include a bilingual audio role-play to help you internalize key dental terminology and interpret this terminology accurately and faithfully. A bilingual glossary of dental hygiene terminology is included in English and Spanish.
CCHI 2 CE Hours
ATA 2 CE Points
IMIA 0.2 CE Hours - Approval Pending
DSHS/LTC 2 CE Credit
Cynthia E. Roat is an international consultant on language access in health care. She is the author of a wide array of key resources in the field and the primary developer of the original version of Bridging the Gap, for many years the country’s most widely-offered training for health care interpreters.
She is a founding member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), where she was a long-time Board member and Chair of various committees, a founding member of the Washington State Coalition on Language Access (WASCLA), and a former board member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS).