Interpreting for Dental Hygiene - Spanish

taught by Cynthia E. Roat, MPH

Course description

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, MPH
Cynthia E. Roat, MPH

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).

Reviews (1)

I would have liked to do more interpreting practice exercises

by Nanyi Mateo

I would have liked to do more interpreting practice exercises

by Nanyi Mateo