Pit and Fissure Sealant Certification

Dental Board of California Approved # PF002

Registered CE Provider Permit No. RP3794 (16 CE units)

MANDATORY for  RDA  Application, RDA, and EF2 Functions DBC Category 1

Take Note: If you delay until your first license renewal, you can't perform sealants unless you are certified.


Professional Liability coverage is imperative for this course. Choose one of the below options.

  • Option 1: (ADAA) American Dental Assistants Association.
  • Option 2: (HPSO) Healthcare Providers Service Organization.


All engaged in the direct contact 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, 8-hour infection control, and 2 hours of Dental Practice Act or enrolled in our COMBO course. 


We conduct laboratory instruction on a typodont, a simulated model of occlusal FOSSA and occlusal groove from Shanghai China, and extracted teeth.

Patients will be needed after participants have mastered the lab and pre-clinical skills to obtain minimum competence in the various protocol utilized in the function of pit and fissure sealants.

Please bring your safety glasses, curing light, and show up in scrubs. UltraSeal XT plus sealant material by Ultradent and an instructional video will be presented to you upon enrollment. 

Clinical Patients - Four (4) clinical patients are required. Each clinical patient must have a minimum of four (4) virgin, non-restored, natural teeth, erupted so that a dry field can be maintained, for application of the etchant, 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 ensure that students who complete the course can apply pit and fissure sealants with required minimum standard competency.

Infection Control: This course establishes written clinical and laboratory protocols to establish adequate asepsis, infection and hazard control, disposal of hazardous wastes, which shall comply with the dental board's regulations and other Federal, State, and local provisions. This course will present such protocols to all participants to establish conformity with such contracts.

Participants are expected to contribute to (4) extracted teeth (2) bicuspids and (2) molars, or you may have all the same (4) teeth for laboratory preparation. 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 their (4) patients. All patients must be pre-screened and prescribed teeth with current bitewings verifying caries-free by their dentist or applicant's employer. DSI staff will not pre-screen any patients! DSI examiners will merely certify, assess, validate, approve, or disapprove what was initially pre-selected. Any patients with incomplete paperwork will be disqualified.

Licensed dentists will proctor course clinical final exam. All clinical patients will be evaluated with a signed prescription for sealants provided by private DDS outside of DSI's faculty. Diagnostic recent bitewing x-rays of the selected teeth to be sealed are required! Digital x-rays must be of diagnostic quality, or the patient will be rejected.

In-office training is offered if there are at least eight participants. 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 grant of a registered dental assistant who does not provide evidence of successful completion of that course shall not be renewed until proof of course completion is provided.



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Program Type: Classroom


Registration Fee:

Regular Price: $695.00

Discounted Price: $600.00

Part 1 (Lab)
April 1st, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Part 2 (Clinical Final Exam)
April 15th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm