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1012 Designing a Comprehensive Health History (AGD 130)

1012 Designing a Comprehensive Health History (AGD 130)

1012 Designing a Comprehensive Health History (AGD 130)

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MB; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CD
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MB; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CD
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 08 Sep 2018
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Last updated: 08 Sep 2018

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A guideline for creating or updating medical/dental history forms for any dental practice, this course emphasizes risk management and quality patient care. Learn the basic components of a patient medical history, including the legal, ethical, and treatment–related items that must be represented as well as requirements for confidentiality and updates of information. Suggestions are included for screening patients for systemic conditions, following CDC guidelines, and treatment protocols.


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Explain the importance of the health history and its relationship to patient treatment.
Objective 2:
Describe ways in which the patient, dentist and physician can communicate and share important information that may affect treatment of the patient.
Objective 3:
Apply legal requirements for obtaining consent for treatment.
Objective 4:
Identify certain risk management issues, including record keeping and confidentiality, and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Objective 5:
Describe techniques used for obtaining a health history.
Objective 6:
Identify the components of a comprehensive health history, including personal information, medical/ dental past history, family history, current medical/dental status and medications.
Objective 7:
List sources of information that may be used as references when reviewing a health history.
Objective 8:
Explain which medical conditions may affect treatment planning.
Objective 9:
Describe the changes that should be made in treating patients with certain medical conditions.
Objective 10:
Summarize the most current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis for identifying patients at risk for bacterial endocarditis, and currently recommended medications/dosages.
Objective 11:
Explain how the CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities will affect treatment of patients who have or are suspected of having infectious tuberculosis.
Objective 12:
Discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects the treatment of patients with HIV or AIDS.
Objective 13:
Describe different methods for updating health history and the frequency at which it should be done.
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MB; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CD

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Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MB; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CD
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA
Mary Govoni is a certified and registered dental assistant and a dental hygienist. She has been involved in dentistry for over 30 years as a chairside assistant, office administrator, clinical hygienist, educator and consultant. She is a past president of the American Dental Assistants Association, a member of the Office Safety and Asepsis Procedures Research Foundation, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the National Speakers Association and served on the Michigan Board of Dentistry.Mary is President of Clinical Dynamics, providing in-office consulting and seminars for dental teams throughout the country.

Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne. A DANB Certified Dental Assistant since 1985, she worked in private practice over twelve years before beginning her teaching career in the Dental Assisting Program at IPFW. She is very active in her local and Indiana state dental assisting organizations. Prof. Leeuw’s educational background includes dental assisting - both clinical and office management, and she received her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CDA
Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, CDA is a faculty professor in the School of Health Professions (SHRP), Department of Allied Dental Education at Rutgers University, in Scotch Plains, NJ. In addition to her teaching duties she also is the administrative director for the SHRP/Rutgers Clinic. She is active in various dental professional organizations, has authored numerous courses and textbook chapters, and is completing her Masters Degree in Healthcare Education at Rutgers University.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference: AGD 130

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