Restorative Functions for Dental Assistants and Hygienists
Certification Course

A 120-hour certification course.

This course is approved for certification and training in Restorative Functions for dental auxiliaries in Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-16.0051 and 64B6-16.0061.


Acceptance Criteria

Dental Assistants Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate or have a High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Have a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certificate.
  • Be a graduate of a dental assisting program that is accredited by a dental accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education or shall have received formal training in expanded duties.
  • Never had a dental assisting license suspended or revoked in any jurisdiction.
  • Within 24 months prior to being admitted to the mandatory training course, the Candidate must have documented proof of 2400 hours of clinical work experience in either a dental office or as an educator of dental assisting.

Dental Hygienists Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate or have a High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Have a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certificate.
  • Have an unrestricted dental hygiene license from any U.S. state or territory.
  • Never had a dental hygiene license suspended or revoked in any jurisdiction.
  • Within 24 months prior to being admitted to the mandatory training course, the candidate must have documented proof of 2400 hours of clinical work experience in either:a dental office or
    • as an educator of a dental hygiene program or
    • be a graduate of a dental hygiene program, accredited by a dental accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education, within 24 months prior to being admitted to the mandatory training course.

Description

This 6 month course provides the theoretical background for the pre-clinical operative technique course in the primary and adult dentitions.  Students receive instruction on a range of skills needed prior to beginning work on patient simulators (mannequins) and then move to clinical scenarios.  The material will be presented in lecture, laboratory, web-based, patient care and self-study format.

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


Objectives

To provide training for certification in the following restorative functions:

  • Know the classifications of cavity preparation design.
  • Understand the principles of restorations in the primary and permanent dentition
  • Understand the principles of stainless-steel crown (SSC) restorations and how to fit, adjust and cement SSC
  • Understand the principles of pulp protection for deep lesions (bases and liners)
  • Understand different types of current adhesives materials and its indications.
  • Learn different treatment options with adhesive restorations for Class I, II, III, IV and V (manipulation, protocols, and polymerization)
  • Learn how to manipulate, and restore teeth with amalgam for Class I, II and V
  • Learn how to place Resin Modified Glass Ionomer restoration in Class V and protective restorations.
  • More info

All necessary supplies and instruments will be provided, however, please bring your own safety glasses or loupes if you need special glasses.


Prerequisites – Due the Monday prior to the start of the semester

Complete the following and email to vcook@dental.ufl.edu:


Faculty

Alex J Delgado
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Alex J Delgado DDS, MS

Director Of Continuing Dental Education & Associate Professor
Marc E Ottenga
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Marc E Ottenga

Clinical Professor
Eric Bauman
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Eric Bauman DMD, MS, FAGD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Maria M Silva
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Maria M Silva

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Maria G Caraballo
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Maria G Caraballo

Adjunct Clinical AssistantProfessor
Marcio Guelmann
Department: DN-PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Marcio Guelmann D.D.S.

Professor And Chair, Pediatric Dentistry
Stephanni K Terza
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Stephanni K Terza

CLIN AST PROF
Christopher L Connell
Department: DN-PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Christopher L Connell D.M.D.

CLIN AST PROF

“We declare that neither we nor any member of our 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 we have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) we will discuss in the presentation.”


Registration Information

Schedule

Friday*:
8AM-5PM
Check-in 7:30AM

Saturday*:
8AM – 5PM
Check-in 7:30AM

Sunday:
8:30AM – 12PM
Check-in 7:30AM

*Networking Lunch Included

Fees

Tuition: $6,449

Payment Terms:
Full Payment at time of acceptance or
Two payments*- Module 1-3 = $3,399 & Module 4-6 = $3,399

*Second payment due two months before start of Module 4

20 Participant Limit

Credits

Contact Hours: 120 CEU Lecture & Participation

This course meets once per month for 6 months. Attendance of all sessions is required for certification.

Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
352-273-8480
888-550-4590 (toll-free)
admin-cde@dental.ufl.edu

Attendance of all modules is required for certification.


Upcoming Semester Dates

2023

Spring Semester

Module 1-3
January 27-29, 2023
February 24-26, 2023
March 24-26, 2023


Module 4-6
April 21-23, 2023
May 19-21, 2023
June 9-11, 2023


Course# 230125 1.1

Session Full

2023

Fall Semester

Module 1-3
June 16-18, 2023
July 7-9, 2023
August 25-27, 2023

Module 4-6
September TBA
Pending Football Schedule
October TBA
Pending Football Schedule
November 17-19


Course # 230125 2.1

Session Full

2024

Deposits Now Accepted for Spring 2024

A $1,500 deposit reserves your seat for Spring Semester 2024 (dates TBA). Please note that this deposit is transferable, and 100% non-refundable.

Remaining balance is due 4 months prior to first session.
Session dates will be released no later than January 1, 2023.


Continuing Dental Education

Session Full?

Submit your information to the mailing list. We will contact you when new sessions become available.

Continuing Dental Education

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Continuing Dental Education at UFCD expresses appreciation to Meisinger USA, 3MESPE, Ultradent, Henry Schein, and Kilgore International for unrestricted educational grants, which helped make this course possible.


Professional Career Path for Dental Auxiliary

Your Complete Dental Continuum!

Expanded Functions for DA

This three phase participation course is designed to teach the auxiliary to perform expanded functions, including fabrication of provisional crowns.

Radiology for DA

For dental auxiliaries to reintroduce the necessary background material and fundamental principles needed for certification in radiology safety.

Restorative Functions for DA and RDH

This course provides the theoretical background for the pre-clinical operative technique course in the primary and adult dentitions.


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

ABSENCES: Refunds, less a $50 administration fee, will be issued for registrants who cancel more than 30 days before the course starting date. A 50% refund will be issued for registrants who cancel less than 30 days before the course starting date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel less than 14 days before the starting date.

Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request must  be emailed to admin-cde@dental.ufl.edu.

Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to modify or cancel a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, course content, fees, or faculty will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course is already full when registrations are received, or if the course has been canceled, applicants will be notified and a full refund will be processed.

Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfares or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.