Course Description

This two-day dental assistant continuing education course is designed to teach dental assistants the skills necessary to support their dentists in diagnosis and treatment planning. A programmed approach to gathering patient information and records is the basis of the class. The role that technological advances in digital photography, computer diagnostics and mounted digital casts play in the assistant’s job is also covered in this intense hands-on dental assistant course.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • The Concept of Complete Dentistry
  • Overview of the masticatory system
  • Role of occlusion in predictable & stable health
  • Assistant’s role in the complete care practice & exam
  • How to use digital photography for co-diagnosis and practice growth
  • Choosing the proper Impression Tray
  • How to take a great pre-operative impression the first time (Alginate vs. Polyvinyl)
  • Take and transfer a face-bow recording
  • Assist with bite records
  • Pouring and mounting models
  • How to ask the proper questions at the new patient examination so that you will connect with the wants and needs of the patient
  • Mounting upper and lower casts in CR
  • Verifying the mountings
Course Details

Target Audience: Dental Assistants

CE Credits: 14

Class Hours: Day 1 & 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Daxon, DDS & Lisa Rivard, EDA

Tuition: $1,495 per Assistant

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Course Dates

  1. March 26, 2020 - March 27, 2020

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  2. June 12, 2020 - June 13, 2020

    Chesapeake, VA (Mid Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies))

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  3. October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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