Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course

This course is approved for certification and training in Expanded Functions for dental auxiliaries in Florida and Georgia per Florida Statutes, Section 466.024(6) and Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-16.005.

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Prerequisites – Due the Monday prior to the course. (This means you MUST complete everything on this list before the start of the course)

Minimum of three months of experience as a general practice chair-side dental assistant or hygienist OR completion of the Fundamentals of Dental Assisting Course. A form will be provided upon registration to certify experience. Attendance of both Phase 2 & 3 is required for certification. 

PREREQUISITES

Complete the following – You will be emailed a CANVAS registration link upon registration to upload the documents.

You may purchase textbook from Amazon or Elsevier.

REGISTER EARLY — Limit is 30 participants, and course fills quickly.

 

Course Description

This three phase participation course is designed to teach the auxiliary to perform those expanded functions listed below. This course will include those duties which may be performed under the supervision of a dentist and for which formal training is required.

Phase I: Online Instruction. Students must complete all of the online modular sessions and quizzes prior to attending the first clinical session.

Phase 2: Part I Clinical Instruction. Students will participate in a review of the online modules and begin clinical participation.

Phase 3: Part II Clinical Instruction. Students will continue with clinical participation, complete the written examination and complete a final clinical examination.

Certificates will be awarded upon demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of written and clinical post-tests.

Course Objectives

To provide training for certification in the following expanded functions:

  • Laws & Rules
  • Infection Control
  • Taking impressions for study casts
  • Topical application of fluoride (including foam & varnish)
  • Placing and removing rubber dams
  • Placing and removing periodontal dressings
  • Polishing clinical crowns for removal of stains
  • Polishing amalgam restorations
  • Placing and removing matrices
  • Placing intra-coronal provisional (temporary) restorations
  • Placing bases and liners
  • Suture removal
  • Application of pit & fissure sealants
  • Preliminary charting
  • Packing and removing retraction cord
  • Fabricating provisional crowns
  • Cementing provisional crowns with temporary cement

All necessary supplies and instruments will be provided, including a four-hole slow speed handpiece with contra-angle and prophy angle, rubber dam tray and operative tray. However, please bring your own safety glasses if you need special glasses.

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Faculty

  • Gail Schneider Childs,MPH, RDH,  Director Faculty website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • W. Stephen Howard, DMD, FAGD Faculty website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Richard Kelowitz, DDS Faculty website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Melissa Orobitg, CDA, CRDH, BHSc
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Rosalia Rey, DDS Faculty website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Continuing Education Units

36 contact hours. (Participation)

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

 

Course Limit

  • 30 Participants

Registration

  • Auxiliary Fee: $899 (Early Bird) / $999 (Regular Fee)
  • Saturday & Sunday : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Check-in:  7:30 am
  • Networking Lunch included

Team Discount availableTeam Discount Available

Dates Location Course #
October 21-22, 2017 (Phase 2) and November 4-5, 2017 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 180017.03

This program has been approved for tuition payment under the Post-911 GI bill – please call Michelle Hopkins at 888-550-4590 for details.

Standard cancellation policy does not apply to this course. Refunds, less $110, will be
processed for registrants who cancel less than 14 days before the course starting date.
Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date.

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