Notice to New/ Returning Dental Assistants

March 3, 2020

Did you:

  • get your first Dental Assistant Practice Permit on December 1, 2019 or after?
  • reinstate your Practice Permit on December 1, 2019 or after?

If you answered “yes” to either question, then you must pass our Patient Relations Learning Module Final Exam* before you renew your Practice Permit this fall.

Start by reviewing our Patient Relations Learning Module, which you will find it in our Portal. This is the information you need to help you prepare for the Final Exam.

After you review the Learning Module, you must pass the Final Exam. You will find the Patient Relations Learning Module Final Exam in our Portal, at My Quizzes.

When you have a “Successful” result for the Patient Relations Learning Module Final Exam in your My Quizzes records, you meet the requirement.

The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires that all regulated health professionals complete learning to help prevent and address sexual abuse and sexual misconduct toward patients by regulated members. Therefore, we developed our Patient Relations Learning Module so that dental assistants would have learning that applies to their practice.

We use our Patient Relations Learning Module Final Exam to verify that you have met the HPA learning requirement. We check this at annual renewal time.

It will take several hours to complete the module – set some time aside before the renewal deadline.

*If you already passed the Patient Relations Learning Module Final Exam, you don’t need to do it again. It is a one-time requirement.

Current date: April 3, 2020

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