Dental Professionals

Arcora - Optimize Dental Teams with Dental Therapists


The “Optimize Dental Teams with Dental Therapists Course “ will help you become more familiar with the Dental Therapist role, their responsibilities and education, and the benefits they bring to clinics that support optimizing dental teams.

By completing this course you will receive 3 Continuing Dental Education Credits.


After completing this course, the learner will be able to
Recognize, list, name, define, recall, state, identify, describe, discuss, explain

Episode 1
1. To gain a deeper knowledge of Dental Therapy History
2. To summarize what the Scope of Practice is for a Dental Therapist
3. To sum up how Dental Therapists improve Operations and Health Outcomes

Episode 2
1. To summarize what education a Dental Therapist needs to practice in a clinic
2. Recognize what Certification / Licensure is needed to become a Dental Therapist
3. Define what a Practice Agreement is
4. Describe the different types of Supervision a Dental Therapist can have

Episode 3
5. To define Interdepartmental collaboration, and describe when it occurs
6. Describe the role that clinic members have in Community Outreach
7. Explain the different Team Roles
8. Explain billing in different situations
9. Outline what evaluation a Dental Therapist has.
10. Recall who to have a conversation about liability with and recall the risk involved.

Episode 4
1. Explain Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID)
2. Describe Dental Fears
3. Discuss Aligning Treatment Philosophies

The beautiful music used throughout these modules is from Jan Michael Looking Wolf. He is an enrolled Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Arcora Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in
identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or
endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
of dentistry.

Arcora Foundation designates this activity for 3 continuing dental
education credits.

If you have questions or would like more information about this course, please contact Liz Wallace at or 509-995-1174.

Credit Hour(s): 3 Course Type: Self Paced

  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3
  • Episode 4
  • Dental Therapy Self-Paced Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever