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.
First Impressions Dental Assisting certifies that all instructors and contributors to continuing education material have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in continuing education courses that First Impressions Dental Assisting Program offers.
First Impressions Dental Assisting does not recommend a participant to perform any clinical skills until successful training and completion of required supervised clinical coursework. There is risk to you and your patient when using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practices, especially when the course you have taken did not include supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure. Take necessary precautions to prevent risks.
Our continuing education courses require access to the internet. A desktop is not required, all coursework can be accessed from a tablet or smartphone
For all CE activities, 0.25 credit hours will be awarded for each 15 minutes of activity time, not including breaks, meals, registration periods or general business. No credit shall be awarded if the activity is less than 15 minutes in duration. For CDE activities that involve both on-site lecture and demonstration portions and in-office, independent participation components, credit for the in-office, independent study portion may not exceed credit awarded for the lecture and demonstration portions. For participation in audio or audiovisual self-instructional programs, credit must be awarded based on the actual length of the audiovisual instructional time plus a good faith estimate of the time it takes an average participant to complete all required elements of the activity, including the self-assessment mechanism. Audio visual self-instructional activities include, but are not limited toL Audio- or audio-visual activities delivered via tape, CD, DVD, pod cast, on-line, etc. OR Multi-media activities comprised of audiovisual elements in combination with written materials. For participation in self-paced self-instructional programs, the provider must award credit based on a good faith estimate of the time it takes an average participant to complete the program. Self-paced self-instructional activities include, but are not limited to, written self-study activities such as journals or monographs, either print-based or electronically mediated.
Refund / Cancellation Policy:
Should a participant withdraw from their CE course at least one week prior to live event OR three days after enrolling in a self guided course they shall be refunded 100% of the paid course fees. If a participant withdraws less than a week prior to a live event or after the three days after enrolling in a self guided course no refund shall be given. First Impressions Dental Assisting reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses as needed. Should First Impressions Dental Assisting cancel a course with no reschedule date 100% refunds shall be given to those who have paid course fees.