Continuing Education Classes
Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant
For many years now there has been a critical shortage of Dental Hygienists in Arizona. As a result, the dental community has been unable to meet the demand for hygiene services, and has not been able to provide the public with the preventive care it so badly needs.
In January 2006 the state of Arizona passed legislation creating a certification in Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants. As a result, it is now possible for dental assistants to acquire new skills which allow them to assist the dental team in providing these much-needed services. A properly trained dental assistant certified in coronal polishing can literally help a dental practice to DOUBLE its hygiene production.
Chairside Dental Academy has been granted approval by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-secondary Education to provide this training in Coronal Polishing. Our course is organized to prepare the experienced dental assistant for BOTH the written and clinical sections of the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certification examination. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have the required affidavits of clinical competence as required for certification.
X-Ray Certification Review
Every dental assistant should become x-ray certified.
While a few dentists may not require x-ray certification, the vast majority will require you to be x-ray certified, or to obtain your certification within a specific time-frame (usually 3-4 months from your date of hire) as a condition of employment. Without x-ray certification, you are seriously limiting your chances for employment.
Here in Arizona, the certification examinations are offered through DANB (Dental Assisting National Board). The exam is given in two parts - separate written and clinical sections - both of which must be passed to obtain your certification.
Chairside Dental Academy is proud to now offer review courses for both sections of the X-ray Certification Examination. Offered in two separate modules, you now can brush up on your knowledge and clinical techniques as you feel the need to. Taught by our highly knowledgeable and experienced instructors, each module will increase your confidence in your ability to pass these examinations.
Contact Us for more information and upcoming dates for our X-ray Certification Review Courses!