Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course

36-hour Certification Course including Fabrication of Provisional Crowns.

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 10-20 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 including fabrication of provisional crowns. 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
    • “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
    • “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
    • “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.”
  • Panagiotis Zoidis, DDA, MS, PhD
    • “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.”

Location

Century Tower on UF campusUniversity of Florida
College of Dentistry
1395 Center Dr.
Gainesville, FL

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

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Dates Location Course #
June 1-2, 2019 (Phase 2) and June 22-23, 2019 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 190188.02
October 19-20, 2019 (Phase 2) and November 2-3, 2019 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 200019.01
January 25-26, 2020 (Phase 2) and February 8-9, 2020 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 200019.02
June 6-7, 2020 (Phase 2) and June 20-21, 2020 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 200019.03
October 10-11, 2020 (Phase 2) and October 24-25, 2020 (Phase 3) Gainesville, FL 210039.01

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

Standard cancellation policy does not apply to this course. Effective January 1, 2019:

  • Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 14 days before the course starting date.
  • Refunds, less $110, will be issued for registrants who cancel 7-13 days before the course starting date.
  • A 50% refund will be issued for registrants who cancel 2-6 days before the course starting date.
  • No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel within 48 hours of the starting date.

 

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