Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants
October 18, 2013


Course Description and Overview:
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the State of Nebraska to allow dental assistants to perform coronal polishing under the direct supervision of a licensed practicing dentist. The prerequisites to taking this course:
    * Are 18+ years old
    * Have one (1) year (1500 hours) of clinical work experience as a dental assistant

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize the anatomy of the oral cavity and tooth structures;
• Recognize the tissue structures, and their involvement with tooth structure;
• Comprehend the legal limitations of coronal polishing;
• Describe the materials needed for polishing;
• Describe positioning for the operator and patient during the polishing procedure;
• Discuss the indications/contraindications for polishing;
• Explore the advantages to the patient and the responsibilities of the operator associated with coronal polishing;
• Comprehend the anatomy, materials, tissue management and infection control needed to do quality polishing;
• Practice the skills discussed to successfully coronal polish

Tuition: 1-day course $325

Teena Beehner, R.D.H., B.S., M.A. is Assistant Professor of General Dentistry. She teaches in the Clinic Recall Clinic
and the Periodontics Clinic.
Dennis Higginbotham, D.D.S., is Associate Professor of General Dentistry. He teaches clinical dentistry in the junior and
senior clinic. He is the past Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chair of Comprehensive Dental Care and Acting Chair of General Dentistry.
James Howard, D.D.S., M.S
., Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is Associate Professor of
General Dentistry and Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Director of Clinics.
Christine Wagman, R.D.H., B.S. is Assistant Professor of Periodontics. She teaches in the adult periodontics clinic and

Course Information:
The course will contain 14 hours of instruction beginning at 7:30 a.m. The participants will do coronal polishing on each other under the supervision of faculty members of the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Complete refunds will be given is cancellation is received more than 72 hours prior to the course. If cancellation is received 72 hours or less prior to the course a $50 processing fee will be assessed. Tuition: $325 (includes handouts, clinical supplies, lunch, continental breakfast and other amenities)





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