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DA0008: Restorative Expanded Functions- Basic

Date: 4/02/2012 - 4/06/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Northern Navajo Medical Center Location: Shiprock, NM
Instructor: Rickey Thompson, Christopher Lingard Director: Rickey Thompson
Level: Basic Audience: Assistants
Quota: 6 - 8 students Tuition: $1,572.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, V amalgam restorations, Class III and V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Both written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants who have limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. Additionally, it is limited to those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions. If the newly acquired skills are to become fully developed, the assistant must be able to return to his/her clinic and work with their dentist for a recommended period of 6 months. This follow-up is required in order to complete the course and receive a certificate.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain tooth morphology and structure.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and unacceptable restoration.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (


Completion of Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic Prerequisite online course.

Tuition Payment Information:

Please Make Checks Payable to: USET, Inc.

c/o Tammy Fowler

711 Stewarts Ferry Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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