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Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application Certification Program

These board-approved courses provide the didactic and laboratory training required for dental assistants certification in coronal polishing and fluoride application. Training is a requirement to perform these procedures.
    Requirements: Graduate of a Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association approved program or a practicing dental assistant for a minimum of one (1) year.   Coronal Polishing Course Content: • Overview of Ethics, Laws and Infection Control • Understanding plaque and materia alba • Recognizing intrinsic and extrinsic stains • Types of abrasive agents used when performing coronal polishing • Proper handpiece use and armamentarium Fluoride Application Course Content: • Overview of Ethics, Laws and Infection Control • Effects & benefits of fluoridation • Caries process • Systemic fluoride • Benefits and contraindications of topical fluoride • Appropriate types and delivery mechanisms of fluoride for patients
All didactic instruction will be completed online. Participants will receive instructions that will allow them access to Indiana University’s Canvas system. All lecture material will be available online 24 hours a day. Participants must pass all quizzes prior to attending a laboratory session. Laboratory sessions will consist of four (4) hours of laboratory work on mannequin and fellow participants. Laboratory sessions are scheduled approximately every six weeks. Participant must demonstrate clinical competency on a minimum of five (5) patients under the direct supervision of an Indiana licensed dentist.   Faculty: Michelle Priest, CDA, EFDA, BS is Clinical Director of Dental Assisting Sheri Alderson, CDA, EFDA, BS is Clinical Lecturer in Dental Assisting   Tuition: $495 individually, $850 for both courses. No refunds if online material has been accessed. $50 cancellation fee if online material has not been accessed.   To Register: Before July 1, 2019: http://go.iu.edu/28a2 (number 2, number eight, lower case a and number 2) After July 1, 2019: http://go.iu.edu/2aOI (number 2, lower case “a”, upper case “O” and upper case “I”)   Available sessions for Fall 2019: August 10, September 28, November 2 & December 7
Saturday August 10, 2019 09:00 AM
Saturday August 10, 2019 10:00 AM
IU School of Dentistry 1121 W. Michigan Street
Roxana Fuentes
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$495 for one session, $850 for both
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