Coronal Polishing Certification
How is the Course Scheduled?
Our 12-hour coronal polishing course consists of the following:
- The lecture part of this course will be completed as a home study in the privacy of your own home. You will receive this home study program, which consists of a comprehensive instructional syllabus, final written examination and answer sheet through an e-mail once we receive your course registration form. You have seven days after you complete the classroom instruction to fax back your answer sheet for grading.
- The laboratory part of the course will be taught utilizing a traditional hands-on format in our training facility in the cities listed in our schedule of classes. You will begin by learning to polish teeth on a typodont.
- Each student is required to perform a coronal polishing on 3 clinical patients provided by him/her. The first 2 clinical patient coronal polishing will be performed on the first day of class.
- The remaining 1 clinical patients will be performed in your dental office or a dental facility that allows you to perform coronal polishing in their facility. Details of this requirement will be included in your confirmation e-mail after we receive your registration form. A release form must be signed by the participating DDS, which allows you to perform coronal polishing on patients while enrolled in our program.
What are the Course Prerequisites and Content?
If you are an RDA or working towards becoming an RDA, you may enroll in this course. If you are OA Permitted assistant, you must also possess an RDA license to perform this procedure. Our experienced instructors provide detailed step by step demonstration. Each student will practice polishing teeth on a typodont and one clinical patient under the supervision of our professional instructor. All patients must be 18 years or older and possess moderate plaque. A detailed description of the course requirements will be sent along with the home study program upon receipt of the registration materials via the e-mail system. Upon completion of all the course requirements and you are an RDA you may perform this procedure.
What Supplies Must I Bring and the Required Classroom Attire?
Students enrolled in this course are required to provide those supplies that are commonly utilized in the performance of a coronal polishing procedure. A list of these supplies will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of your registration. All participants must wear a disposable gown, scrub-type uniform or lab coat; protective eyewear, mask and gloves in class.
To adequately ensure that you are well trained, you must arrive on time and bring the required materials listed in your student kit. Students will not be able to attend the required class.
Do I need to renew my Coronal Polishing Certificate?
No, once you have completed this course, received your Certificate of Completion your certificate will be valid indefinitely and does not need to be renewed. Dental assistants may not perform this procedure unless they possess an active RDA license.
Do You Want To Complete this Course in your Own Dental Office?
Does your office have a group of dental assistants that need this Certification? We require a minimum of four assistants for this customized course. Email us at email@example.com about scheduling this course in your own dental office.
Is this Course A Prerequisite for RDA Examination?
Yes, this course must be completed prior to be licensed as an RDA.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
If you are unable to attend this course and we receive your cancellation at least five business days prior to the course, you will receive a full refund except for a $25 processing fee. All cancellations must be received by our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A no show to the class will cause you to repeat the course at the regulation tuition rate. If you are unable to attend the course due to COVID EFDAA is requesting a copy of the test results prior to rescheduling, you into another date. For lost certificates, a $25 fee will be required for a duplicate copy.
What if EFDAA has to Cancel a Class
Occasionally courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students will be given a full refund, unless the student requests transfer to another course. Every reasonable effort will be made to reach students of cancellations and/or changes.
What must I do if I have lost my certificate?
If you lose your certificate, you must send us a letter requesting a duplicate copy. In this letter, please specify when you completed this course, the location, where you wish the certificate to be mailed. The cost for this service is $25.
How do I reach EFDAA if I have any questions?
The easiest and most efficient way to contact us is via the e-mail system. Contact us at email@example.com. If you wish to reach us by phone, call 760-200-2851.