Dental

CARIES PREVENTION FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS
(Course ID: HLTH DEN4)
The course provides participants the opportunity to establish didactic, laboratory and clinic competency is applying medicaments for the control and prevention of dental caries.  Included in the course will be concept and experiences in (1) ethics and jurisprudence; (2) reasons for fluoride, (3) systemic fluoride; (4) topical fluoride; (5) fluoride toxicity; (6) fluoride application and (7) infection control.

Does not include required patient care experiences in the dental office. Participants must complete coronal polishing on a minimum of 5 patients in a clinical setting, under the direct observation of an Indiana dentist or dental hygienist whose license is in good standing.

PREREQUISITES:  Dental assistant who is (a) a graduate of a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or (B) a dental assistant who did not graduate from a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association but has been employed in a dental practice as a dental assistant for a minimum of one year. Documentation will be required.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

CORONAL POLISHING FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS
(Course ID: HLTH DEN5)
The course provides participants the opportunity to establish didactic, laboratory and clinic competency in coronal polishing.  Included in the course will be concept and experiences in (1) ethics and jurisprudence; (2) plaque and material alba, (3) intrinsic and extrinsic stain; (4) abrasive agents; (5) use of a slow speed handpiece, prophy cup and occlusal polishing brush;  (6) theory of selective polishing; and (7) infection control.

PREREQUISITES:Dental assistant who is (a) a graduate of a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or (B) a dental assistant who did not graduate from a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association but has been employed in a dental practice as a dental assistant for a minimum of one year. Documentation will be required.

Does not include required patient care experiences in the dental office. Participants must complete coronal polishing on a minimum of 5 patients in a clinical setting, under the direct observation of an Indiana dentist or dental hygienist whose license is in good standing.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

EXPANDED FUNCTIONS FOR DENTAL AUXILIARIES
(Course ID: HLTH DEN1)
This instructor-led course is derived from the elements of basic dental anatomy, dental dam application, placing and contouring matrices, pit and fissure sealants, polishing and finishing amalgam and composite restorations.   Sequencing of the restorative procedures is designed so each class meeting builds on the previous class.  Each element makes a unique contribution to understanding the material.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

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