Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health

July 8-12, 2019

Course Description:

Forty (40) hours basic course for dentists, currently employed or wishing to be employed in occupational establishments. It aims to enable the participants to understand the standards and regulations specific to their work plan, implement and evaluate oral health programs for their workplace, recognize and manage occupational hazards of importance to oral health and implement an information system based on the DOH standards.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, participants should be
able to:

  1. appreciate the roles of dentists in occupational health;
  2. discuss the standards for occupational dental health services;
  3. understand labor laws and its implication to occupational dental health;
  4. analyze the different occupational hazards and diseases in dentistry, their nature, causes, (prevention, control and treatment) management, and economic implications;
  5. plan, implement and evaluate an occupational health program/project plan relevant to one’s workplace; and
  6. establish and maintain an information system for occupational health and safety in dentistry, through proper recording, reporting, storage, retrieval, and utilization of data.