Course Description

This two-hour online program 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 Vietnamese.

Accessible for 90 days from date of purchase/published date.

CCHI 2 CE Hours
ATA 2 CE Points
IMIA 0.2 CE Hours - Approval Pending


Cynthia E. Roat, MPH

Cynthia E. Roat is an international consultant on language access in healthcare. 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 healthcare 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 for Language Access (WASCLA); and a former board member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS).

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Interpreting for Dental Hygiene

    • Interpreting for Dental Hygiene - Part 1:

    • Quiz 1A: The Anatomy of the Mouth

    • Quiz 1B: Anatomy of a Tooth

    • Interpreting for Dental Hygiene - Part 2

    • Quiz 2: The Work of the Dental Hygienist

    • Interpreting for Dental Hygiene - Part 3 Resource Page

  • 2

    Interpreting for Dental Hygiene Handouts

    • Interpreting for Dental Hygiene Services - Handouts

    • Dental Hygiene Glossary - Vietnamese

    • Vocabulary Exercise 3: Conversion [Vietnamese_Answer Key]

  • 3

    Interpreting for Dental Hygiene Audio Role Play

    • Role Play Instruction Video

    • Dental Hygiene: Audio Role Play - English- Vietnamese

    • 10 Interpreting practice dialogue - Vietnamese - Suggested Translations

  • 4

    Final: Interpreting for Dental Hygiene

    • Final: Mouth (Oral Cavity) : 1-10

    • Final: The Tooth 11-18

    • Final: Questions 19 – 32: Choose the best answer.

    • Final: Questions 33 – 50: Match the term below with the best definition

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    $199.95VIETNAMESE 9 Dental CE – 5-Program Bundle

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