2021 Catalog: All Courses
DA0036: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant Course
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, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for 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 supervised placement of amalgam and composite restorations is required in order to complete the course with a Certification as a Restorative Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Students will receive CDE credits for their training time during this class, without regard to grades or future certification.
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.
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.
Mandatory: Completion of the online Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic Prerequisite Course.
Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.
Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.
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.