CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

June 23, 2017

FULL - TSBDE-Approved Course for Certification
Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants:
A Certification Course for Dental Assistants

Beatriz Hicks, BS,MA- Course Director

OVERVIEW
This now one day course meets Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Rule 114.3 which states that a dental
assistant wishing to obtain certification must complete a minimum of 16 hours of clinical and didactic education in pit and fissure sealants taken through a CODA accredited dental hygiene program approved by the Board.

Objectives
Course of instruction includes:
• Microbiology and infection control
• Patient management and medical emergency considerations
• Dental anatomy, sealant products, techniques and placement
• Ethics and jurisprudence related to pit and fissure sealants
The laboratory and clinical portions of the course will provide the participant with:
• Experience in securing a dry field
• Ergonomic considerations
• Placement of dental sealants with light and chemical cured products on extracted teeth in a laboratory setting
• Placement of at least 6 pit and fissure sealants and topical fluoride on a patient that has been prescreened for sealant placement

PRESENTERS
Beatriz Hicks, BS, MA

FULL

TIME
Check-in: TBD, 7:30-8:00 AM
Program: Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

LOCATION
UT Health San Antonio

TUITION
Allied Dental Personnel: $495.00
includes lab, clinical, handouts and study materials

CREDIT (Course Code: 160444A)
Hours: 8

Please Note: PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE THE PATIENT,
INSURANCE, CPR, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSE NUMBER

Rule 114.3 also states that dental assistants must also have at least two years of dental assisting experience and show successful completion of current course in basic life support (AHA, ARC). Applicant must have proof of malpractice insurance (may be obtained through Seabury & Smith (1-800-503-9230) current CPR certification and license number. Presenters provide a friendly and relaxing learning environment. Special attention is given to the hands-on instruction.

8 hour certification course; which will include a packet of study material and pre-tests that must be completed prior to attending the certification course. The packet will be mailed to the participant one month prior to the program and will take a minimum of 2 hours to complete.


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