Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants: A Certification Course for Dental Assistants
TSBDE-Approved Course for Certification
June 21, 2019
This 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 eight (8) hours of clinical and didactic education in pit and fissure sealants taken through a CODA accredited dental hygiene program approved by the Board. Application of pit and fissure sealants must be in accordance with the minimum standard of care and limited to the dental assistant’s scope of practice.
Rule 114.3 also states that dental assistants must also have at least two years of dental assisting experience and show successful completion of a current course in basic life support. PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANT MUST PROVIDE THE PATIENT. Applicant must have proof of malpractice insurance. This may be obtained through: Seabury & Smith 1-800-503-9230 PLEASE CHECK: Your office insurance may already include you for malpractice. Fax proof to 210-567-6807 or email to email@example.com
Course of instruction will include:
Microbiology and infection control
Patient management and medical emergency management & chemistry
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
Placement of sealants with light cured products on extracted teeth in a laboratory setting
Placement of at least six (6) pit and fissure sealants and topical fluoride on a patient that has been prescreened for sealant placement
Check-in: 7:30 - 8:00 AM Program time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
Allied Dental Personnel: $495.00
(Tuition includes lab, clinical, handouts, and study material)
Master pit & fissure sealants!
The course director is Beatriz Hicks, M.A., R.D.H.