Course Description

This two-hour online program gives interpreters the concepts and vocabulary needed for oral surgery encounters.

This program will:

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the mouth and dentition
  • Describe various types of dentures and implants
  • Describe the process of a root canal, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, biopsies, and maxillofacial surgery
  • Describe the work of the dentist and the oral surgeon
  • Identify the questions that oral surgeons routinely ask and discharge instructions they may give patients
  • Describe the work of the dentist and the oral surgeon

This course includes exercises and dialogues to internalize key dental terminology in English and interpret this terminology accurately and faithfully. A bilingual glossary of oral surgery terminology is included in English and Spanish.

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 Oral Surgery

    • Interpreting for Oral Surgery - Part 1

    • Quiz 1A: Anatomy of the Mouth

    • Quiz 1B: Anatomy of the Tooth

    • Quiz 1C: Bones of the Head

    • Interpreting for Oral Surgery - Part 2

    • Quiz 2: Extractions

    • Interpreting for Oral Surgery - Part 3

    • Quiz 3: Implants, Trauma, Cancer, TMD

    • Interpreting for Oral Surgery - Part 4

    • Interpreting for Oral Surgery - Part 5

  • 2


    • Vocabulary Exercise 1: Quiz

    • Oral Surgery Glossary - Spanish

    • Vocabulary Exercise 2: Conversion [ SPA_Answer Key]

  • 3

    Audio Role Play

    • Role Play Instruction Video

    • Audio Role Play - English - Spanish

    • Interpreting Practice Dialogue- Spanish - Suggested Translation

  • 4

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam: 1-39

    • Final: Mouth (Oral Cavity)

    • Final: The Tooth 11-18

    • Final: Bones of the Head

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