Learning Centre for Dental Assistants

August 23, 2021

The Professional Practice Learning Centre (PPLC) is a free, online resource available to registrants of our College.

You have access to the Learning Centre as a tool to support your practice. By using the modules in the PPLC, you will gain a better understanding of your responsibilities as a regulated professional. You’ll also learn about what the College’s expectations are to ensure you practice safely and competently.

We want you to have the information you need and encourage you to use the Learning Centre. If you need help with getting logged in, click the “Forgotten your username or password” link on the Learning Centre log in screen. There’s also a link to a tutorial that will show you the steps for resetting your password.

PPLC Features

  • free
  • supports your competence – you can use the modules as learning activities toward your learning objectives
  • unlimited access – use the modules as often as you like
  • interactive – to make learning more interesting
  • variety of learning tools to suit your needs – videos, quizzes, text and audio versions of content
  • modules are broken into units – complete a module in multiple visits or focus on the unit that meets your current need

The Modules

Code of Ethics

This module is voluntary.

You will learn about:

  • definition of ethics
  • why a Code of Ethics is required
  • implications and consequences of unethical behaviour
  • what’s in the Code of Ethics and what it means for your practice
  • ethical decision making

Patient Relations

This module is a one-time, mandatory requirement for all registrants. To meet this requirement, you must pass the Patient Relations Module Final Exam (Unit 5 in the module) before renewing your Practice Permit.

If you’ve already passed the Patient Relations Module Final Exam, you don’t have to do it again. However, you’re welcome to use the module (or parts of it) as often as you need to refresh your knowledge or find guidance when you have questions.

You will learn about:

  • definition of patient relations
  • the role of patient relations and it’s importance in your practice
  • definition of patient, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct
  • mandatory reporting requirements
  • professional boundaries and therapeutic relationships
  • communication

Standards of Practice

This module is voluntary.

You will learn about:

  • definition of standards
  • why Standards of Practice are required
  • implications and consequences of not practicing to the Standards
  • what’s in the Standards of Practice and what it means for your practice

Current date: September 20, 2021

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