No matter how technologically savvy you are, there will always be a learning curve when familiarizing yourself with new computer programs. At rdhu, we understand if you’re having a hard time finding your way around the CDHO System for Managing Individual Learning (SMILE Portal). To help ensure that you’re keeping up to date on your continuing education credits and associated learning assessments, our team of coaches can help. If you’re having trouble, continue reading to learn how our coaches can assist you with the CDHO SMILE Portal.
Set up your account
The first and most important part of working in the CDHO SMILE Portal is setting up your account upon your initial login. Creating login information involves more than simply submitting your name, phone number, and address. You also need to verify your employment status and practice address as a way to ensure that you’re able to take advantage of what the system has to offer.
Should you need to make any changes in employment or personal information, see that these changes are made within 14 days. Our team can help with address changes, employment, or your name if you need it.
Log CE credits
Completing the required continuing education credits for your certification period is an essential part of maintaining your license to work as a dental hygienist. CE credits are required because the world of health care is always changing, and it’s important that you stay current on the latest technology, techniques, and practices to provide the best possible care for your patients. The CDHO Smile Portal is a one-stop shop for logging all your CE credits and submitting them to verify that you’ve completed the necessary courses. Our team of coaches can help you properly log and submit your CE credits to ensure that they’re verified.
Organize quality assurance records
Your personal quality assurance records are a way to ensure that you’re completing the necessary training to continue performing your job at a high level. The CDHO SMILE Portal is designed to organize your quality assurance records, so you have them readily available should they be requested as a part of your licensure verification. We provide coaches who can help you organize your records so that you can easily navigate upon receiving a request.
Set up learning goals
Part of growing in your field is understanding where you might be lacking in knowledge or would like to gain further understanding in the future. The CDHO SMILE Portal makes it easy to establish a baseline of your skills and knowledge with self-assessments. After you’ve completed self-assessments, you’ll be able to set up learning goals to improve your areas where you might not be as strong.
It’s not uncommon to have a hard time setting learning goals, so our coaches can help you to identify those areas where you might not be as strong by looking through your self-assessment with you. We’ll work with you to set your learning goals based on your results.
Navigate learning assessments
The CDHO SMILE Portal is designed to consolidate much of your learning and documentation into a single location. In addition to self-assessments, you can also find your dental hygiene certification test in the portal. We can help you navigate your way throughout the portal to find the appropriate tests you need to take for certification and continuing education.
Get in touch for more
You can learn more about using the CDHO SMILE Portal with help from our coaches at rdhu. Reach out to our team to get started by calling 289-337-5277 or toll-free at 1-855-295-7348. You can also send a message with your questions using our online contact form.