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Registered Dental Assistant - All Classes Are Scheduled From 8:30AM to 5:00PM

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Radiology - 16 Hrs of CE Credits
Applicants must be currently registered as a dental assistant in the state of Tennessee. After completing this course, the participant will be able to explain how dental x-rays are created, have the ability to recognize the need for dental x-rays, explain how x-rays affect the human body, list the different sizes and parts of intraoral x-ray films, demonstrate the appropriate techniques for taking bitewing, periapical and panoramic x-rays, demonstrate the appropriate technique for exposing panoramic, bitewing and periapical radiographs and determine correct exposure and processing errors. Students will learn how to mount and label radiographs correctly.

August 25 & 26, 2017

September 29 & 30, 2017

Course Fee: $475.00

Course Duration: 2 days
Cancellation Policy: Participants will receive a full refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if you cancel at least 45 days before the course. The participant will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 45 days before the course.


Coronal Polishing for Registered Dental Assistants - 16 Hrs of CE Credit

August 18 & 19, 2017

September 8 & 9, 2017

This course is designed to prepare practicing dental assistants for the coronal polishing examination. This lecture will be for the dental assistant who has an entry level understanding of dental terminology, dental sciences and dental procedures. The objectives are:

1) Define oral prophylaxis and explain the rational for coronal polishing.
2) Describe the appearance and formation of various dental deposits
3) Clinically apply appropriate coronal polishing technique and adjunct methods for plaque Removal.
4) Understand the dental assistants role in oral hygiene instruction, record keeping and appropriate infection control.

Course Fee: $275.00
Course Duration:  2 days

Cancellation Policy: Participants will receive a full refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if you cancel at least 45 days before the course. The participant will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 45 days before the course

Sealant Placement for Registered Dental Assistants - 8 Hrs of CE Credits

August 26, 2017

September 1, 2017

September 9, 2017

This course is designed to prepare the certified dental assistant to properly apply dental sealants. The certified dental assistant will be able to:

1. Explain how dental sealants work
2. Explain scientific terminology relating to dental sealants
3. Explain how dental sealants were developed
4. Explain pit and fissure anatomy
5. Explain the criteria for an ideal sealant
6. State indications and contraindications for sealant placement
7. Explain the different types of sealant materials available for clinical practice
8. Demonstrate placement of sealants in the clinical setting
9. Demonstrate placement of sealants in the clinical setting using proper infection control and ergonomics.
10. Explain the proper maintenance of sealants.

Course Fee: $225.00
Course Duration:  1 day

Cancellation policy: Participants will receive a full refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if you cancel at least 45 days before the course. The participants will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 45 days before the course.

Nitrous Oxide Monitoring for Registered Dental Assistant - 8 Hrs of CE Credits

August 19, 2017

September 8, 2017

 This course is designed to provide the knowledge needed to successfully monitor the use of nitrous oxidel oxygen analgesia in a private dental practice. The topics to be presented include a review and update on basic physiology, information on a patient evaluation for the use of nitrous oxide a discussion of the role of nitrous oxide in the dental practice a review of the new equipment and techniques, and knowledge of the indications and contraindications for using nitrous oxide. The students will learn a brief history of nitrous oxide oxygen and conscious sedation, the legal provisions for dental auxiliaries to monitor dental anatomy and physiology related to the human body and common drugs that react to nitrous oxide. The operation of equipment used as well as the safety features and infection control of equipment. Learn how to monitor patients under nitrous oxide. Recognition and management of medical emergencies associated with nitrous oxide.

Course Fee: $225.00
Course Duration:  1 day

Cancellation policy: Participants will receive a full refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if you cancel at least 45 days before the course. The participants will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 45 days before the course.

Orthodontic Course for Registered Dental Assistants - 50 Hrs of CE Credits - Financing & Payment Options Available

September 8, 2017

This 8 week  course details the fundamentals of orthodontic assisting. The program strives to provide the universal fundamentals including oral and dental anatomy, tooth numbering, malocclusions, orthodontic instruments, intraoral auxiliaries, diagnostic records, application of appliances, appliance removal, retention, infection control.  Our courses are designed to combine classroom theory and practical “hands-on” training in a flexible, convenient environment.  Classes will be limited to twelve students per session to ensure personal attention and a positive learning experience. The course will be offered on Saturday morning from 8:30AM to 12:30PM. 

 Program Objectives

1.  Develop a comprehensive understanding of oral and dental anatomy.


2. Know the language of orthodontics and be able to confidently speak utilizing clinical terminology.


3. Be able to communicate with patients and parents and explain treatment procedures and goals.


4. Develop a thorough comprehension of the steps involved in common orthodontic procedures.


5. Understand the various stages of orthodontic treatment, beginning with records and continuing through retention.

6. Principles and mechanics of the straight-wire bracket

7. Understanding proper bracket placement and the principles of movement

8. Direct bond bracketing of anatomical teeth – Hands On

9. Placement of separators, sizing and cementing molar bands, bracket placement aids, cements and materials, patient management, post operative procedures

10. Archwire Sequence

11. Understanding skeletal and dental classifications and discrepancies

12. Wax bite registration and archwire coordination

 Course Fee: $1950.00
 Course Duration: 8 Weeks

Cancellation policy: Participants will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 processing fee if you cancel at least 45 days before the course. The participants will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 45 days before the course.