Ortho Assistant Permit & Ultrasonic Scaling (COMBO)

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 6 months work experience
  • 2 hrs Dental Board Dental Practice Act
  • 8 Hr Infection Control for DA's or 2 hrs for RDAs
  • Basic life support (BLS/CPR) Red Cross or American Heart Association Only.
  • Ultrasonic Scaling Permit
  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage - We have the applications if you don't have the insurance or prefer to have your own.

Orthodontic Assistants (OAs) The following is an excerpt from the DBC website:

a. Permit Requirements -in order to register for this course:
B&P Sections 1750.2 and 1750.4 establish Orthodontic Assistant (OA) permit categories, which require completion of 12 months of work experience as a DA, completion of a board-approved OA course which may commence after 6 months of work experience, a written examination, and completion of board-approved courses in the California Dental Practice Act, infection control, and basic life support. These permits must be maintained in the same manner as other licenses, including renewal and required CE.

b. Course Requirements. See IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS ABOVE.
B&P Sections 1756.1 and 1756.2 specifies that the OA course must be a minimum of 84 hours, must be board-approved. B&P Sections 1754.5, 1755, 1756.1 and 1756.2 specify the requirements that courses must meet to obtain Board approval.

c. RDAs Seeking OA Permit.
OA permit may be applied for before RDA licensure, or an RDA may apply for such permits post-RDA licensure.

d. OA Duties.
B&P Section 1750.3 specifies the duties of an OA as:
1750.3. A person holding an orthodontic assistant permit pursuant to Section 1750.2 may perform the following duties under the direct supervision of a supervising licensed dentist: (a) All duties that a dental assistant is allowed to perform. (b) Prepare teeth for bonding, and select, preposition, and cure orthodontic brackets after their position has been approved by the licensed dentist. (c) Remove only orthodontic brackets and attachments with removal of the bonding material by the supervising licensed dentist. (d) Size, fit, and cement orthodontic bands. (e) Remove orthodontic bands and remove excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth with a hand instrument. (f) Place and ligate archwires. (g) Remove excess cement with an ultrasonic scaler from supragingival surfaces of teeth undergoing orthodontic treatment. (h) Any additional duties that the board may prescribe by regulation.

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Registration Fee:

Regular Price: $3,000.00

Discounted Price: $2,700.00

Program Dates:

DPA & Law and Ethics Review Sunnyvale, CA
April 30th, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

IC Lab Sunnyvale, CA
April 30th, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm