Coronal Polishing

Program Description:

This 7-hour didactic and hands-on course teaches basic anatomy, exposure control procedures, ergonomics, techniques, and indications and contraindications for coronal polishing. Students will complete a 3-hour face-to-face lecture where you will learn the basic concepts that will prepare you for the 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 on Friday, 2/4/22. After the registration ends, a Welcome Packet will be emailed to the email you provided when you registered for the class, to outline course outcomes and expectations. Lunch is provided.

Required Prerequisites:

  • Signed OSHA Respirator Medical Clearance form signed by a medical doctor. This form can be downloaded off of the coronial polishing workforce website.
  • Provide documentation of an N95 Fit Test and N95 mask. Email Nancy Stanwick concerning questions.
  • 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

As a student of this face-to-face course, there are some important additional requirements needed before you can take part in this course.

  • Stark State College requires that all students have a medical clearance form signed by their medical doctor or health care professional before the course begins.
  • The college requires a fit test for the N95 respirator
    • If you have been fit tested from your job, you will need to provide a copy of the N95 fit test, along with the mask you were fitted with.

Students who have registered for the class and cannot get the medical clearance and/or fit test on the specified date need to contact Workforce: 330-494-6170 ext. 4887 two business days before the start of the course to receive a refund for the course.

Must bring to class:

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

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.