Coronal Polishing

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES: In keeping with the guidelines established by the Ohio State Dental Board for licensure/certification, all individuals participating in this lab course are required to provide appropriate documentation of immunization of hepatitis B and current certification in CPR in order to participate in this dental continuing education course.

While Stark State College does not require additional immunizations, it is strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that all healthcare workers be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases such as hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.  Because healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting these diseases in the course of their professions, the Allied Dental Health Department at Stark State College supports this recommendation.*

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

Due prior to the first clinical session:

  • Copy of current CDA certificate (DANB or Ohio CODA)
  • Copy of current BLS certification
  • Proof of HepB vaccination/immunity
  • Signed liability form

After the registration ends, a Coronal Polishing Welcome/Information packet will be emailed (sent to the email you provided when you registered for the class) to outline course outcomes and expectations.

Program Description:

This didactic and hands-on course teaches basic anatomy, exposure control procedures, ergonomics, techniques, and indications and contraindications for coronal polishing. Students will complete a three (3) hour face-to-face lecture where you will learn the basic concepts that will prepare for the five (5) hour clinical practice session. You will practice and demonstrate appropriate coronal polishing techniques on anatomical models to prepare for student partner practice (liability form must be received prior to clinical participation). Both written exam and clinical competency must meet a minimum of 75%.  Appropriate certification by DANB or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assisting is required.  Registration will end one week prior to the class start date  Lunch is provided.

NOTE: This course typically runs every semester. If there aren’t any courses available at this time, please check this page again in the near future. For more information, please contact Elise Moore at 330-494-6170 ext 4887.