Pit and Fissure Sealant Certification
Dental Board of California Approved
AS OF JANUARY 1, 2010 THIS COURSE IS MANDATORY for all RDA's upon first renewal. 16 hours of CE credit: DBC Category 1
NOTE: If you wait until your first renewal you can't perform sealants unless you are certified.
In office training available for 8 or more depending on location:
Liability insurance is required for this course. We have applications with student rates. Please provide you're safety glasses and curing light. Contact ADAA (312) 541-1550 to purchase liability insurance for this class. $45 ($1 million aggregate) website www.dentalassistant.org, or Bring your payment on the first day of class, and we will process your application for you.
All participants involved in the direct provision of patient care must be certified in Basic life support (BLS/CPR), including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Re-certification intervals may not exceed two years. Proof of Coronal Polish, Completion of 8-hour infection control and 2 hours of Dental Practice Act or concurrently enrolled in our COMBO course.
Laboratory instruction is conducted on a typodont, a simulated model of occlusal FOSSA and occlusal groove from Shanghai China, as well as extracted teeth.
Patients will be required after participants have successfully learned the laboratory and clinical experience to achieve minimum competency in the various protocols used in the application of pit and fissure sealants.
DSI provides all course supplies accept curing lights. Bring your safety glasses and a curing light! UltraSeal XT plus sealant material by Ultradent and an instructional CD will be sent to you upon registration.
Clinical Patients - Four (4) clinical patients are required. Each clinical patient must have a minimum of four (4) virgin, non-restored, natural teeth, sufficiently erupted so that a dry field can be maintained, for application of the etching, or etchant/bond combination, and sealant materials. Such clinical instruction includes teeth in all four quadrants among the four patients.
Supervised clinical instruction in the application of pit and fissure sealants will assure that students who successfully complete the course can apply pit and fissure sealants with minimum competence.
Infection Control: This course establishes written clinical and laboratory protocols to ensure adequate asepsis, infection and hazard control, and disposal of hazardous wastes, which shall comply with the board's regulations and other Federal, State, and local requirements. This course will provide such protocols to all participants to assure compliance with such protocols.
Participants are required to bring (4) extracted teeth (2) bicuspids and (2) molars, or you may have all of the same teeth for laboratory practice. These teeth should be immersed in a small Dixie cup of stone or plaster base and aligned as it would be in the dental arch.
Students are responsible for the recruitment of they're patients. All patients must be pre-screened and teeth to be sealed must be prescribed by they're dentist or candidate's, employer. DSI staff will not pre-screen any patients! DSI staff-examiners will only verify, evaluate, confirm, approve or disapprove what was initially pre-screened. Any patients with incomplete paperwork will be disqualified.
Licensed Dentists will proctor course clinical final exam. All Clinical patients will be pre-screened with a signed prescription for sealants by private DDS outside of DSI's course staff. Diagnostic bitewing x-rays of the area to be sealed are required! Digital x-rays must be of diagnostic quality, or the patient will be rejected.
Course dates are subject to change due to class size.
The following is an excerpt from the Dental Board website:
1752.6 Required RDA instruction in pit and fissure sealants effective January 1, 2010 A registered dental assistant licensed on and after January 1, 2010, shall provide evidence of successful completion of a board-approved course in the application of pit and fissure sealants prior to the first expiration of his or her license that requires the completion of continuing education as a condition of renewal. The license of a registered dental assistant who does not provide evidence of successful completion of that course shall not be renewed until evidence of course completion is provided.
Discounted Price: $545.00
Program Dates:Pit and Fissure Sealant Part 1
June 15th, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Final Exam- Part 2
July 21st, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm