The goal of the CTA course is to train dental assistants in the field of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and craniofacial pain disorders. Assistants will gain clinically relevant knowledge and skills, which are essential for success in a TMD practice.
After completing CTA II, you will have learned:
- How to support dentists with treatment procedures for patients with TMD;
- The rationale for the use of a variety of appliances used to treat TMD, and how they are made;
- Procedures for the post-surgical patient;
- The electromodalities used in treating patients with TMD, including ultrasound.
CTA II is broken into five modules:
- Introduction to Intraoral Splints;
- Treatment Principles of the TMD Patient;
- Post-Surgical Management of the TMD Patient;
- Principles of Electromodalities; and
- Course Review
Qualifications for the CTA certificate include:
- Two years experience in the medical/dental field;
- Mandatory completion of all modules in Part I and Part II of this program;
- A valid CPR certificate; and
- A passing grade on the final exam.
Note: Participants completing the CTA certificate online will write their exam remotely (e.g., in their sponsoring dentist’s office). Upon meeting all of the qualifications, participants will be eligible to receive their certificate at the next AACP Annual International Clinical Symposium.
Program length: 11.5 hours