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.


Description

This 5-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 (manikins) 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.


Acceptance Criteria and Requirements Before The Course

Dental Assistants Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English at an advanced level.
  • 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 able to read, write, and speak English at an advanced level.
  • 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, 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.

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.


Director

Alex J Delgado
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Alex J Delgado DDS, MS

Director Of Continuing Dental Education & Associate Professor

Faculty

Maria M Silva
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Maria M Silva DDS

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

Maria G Caraballo DDS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Stephanni K Terza
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Stephanni K Terza

ACT DIR & CLIN AST PROF
Marcio Guelmann
Department: DN-PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Marcio Guelmann D.D.S.

Professor And Chair, Pediatric Dentistry
Christopher L Connell
Department: DN-PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Christopher L Connell DMD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Astrid Daher Achi
Department: DN-GENERAL DENT DIVISION

Astrid Daher Achi DDS

DDS
Jennie G Ferrer-Romero
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Jennie G Ferrer-Romero DMD, MSc.

Clinical Assistant Professor In The Department Of Restorative Dental Sciences, Division Of Operative Dentistry.
Marc E Ottenga
Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION

Marc E Ottenga

Clinical Professor

“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

Dates & Fees

Before Spring 2025 Semester Tuition: $6,299 (Full Payment) or
Module 1-3: $3,299
Module 4-6: $3,399 (Two Payments)

Start of Spring 2025 Semester Tuition:
$6,599 (Full Payment) or
Module 1-3: $3,499.50
Module 4-6: $3,499.50 (Two Payments)

20 Participant Limit

Schedule & CEU

Friday:
8:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday:
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday:
8:00AM – 12:00PM
*Check-in 7:30AM all three days

Networking Lunch Provided

Contact Hours: 120 CEU Lecture & Participation

This five-month course meets once a month, with attendance of all sessions mandatory for certification.

Terms of Payment

If opting for the Two Payment plan, the second installment is due two weeks prior to the commencement of Module 4.

A $1500 deposit is required to secure your seat and will be applied toward your full or first payment. Please note that deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another assistant or hygienist within your dental office if you are unable to attend.


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


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.

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