Restorative Functions for Dental Assistants and Hygienists: Certification Course

120 hour Certification Course

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

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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
    • is 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.

Attendance of all sessions is required for certification.

 

PREREQUISITES – Due the Monday before the course.

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

You may purchase textbook from Amazon or Elsevier.

REGISTER EARLY — CURRENT COURSE Limit is 20 participants, and course fills quickly.

Course Description

This 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.

 

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Course 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.

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

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Faculty

  • Alex J Delgado, DDS, MS, 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.”
  • Marc Ottenga, 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.”
  • Eric Bauman, DMD, MS, 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.”
  • Maria Silva, DDS, MPH (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.”
  • Maria Caraballo, 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.”
  • Marcio Guelmann, 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.”

Location

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

Continuing Education Units

120 contact hours. (Lecture & Participation)


Hands-on Course

 

Course Limit

  • 20 Participants

Course Registration

  • Course #: 220390
  • Dates: January 2022 – June 2022
  • Fri/Sat: 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Check-in: 7:30AM (Networking lunch included)
  • Sun: 8:00AM – 12:00PM. Check-in: 7:30AM
  • Tuition: $6249
  • Payment Terms:
    • Full Payment at time of acceptance or
    • Two payments- Module 1-3 of $3299 and Module 4-6 of $3299.
Dates Location Course #
January 28-30, 2022

February 25-27, 2022

March 25-27, 2022

April 22-24, 2022

May 20-22, 2022

June 10-12, 2022

Gainesville, FL 220390

 

This program has been approved for tuition payment under the Post-911 GI bill –

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. [Please list all additional requirements your school will ask a student to satisfy which are permitted under 38 USC 3679(e)] Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

  • Refunds, less $50, 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.

 

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