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January 2009

Advanced Laboratory Techniques (ALT001)

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2 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
6 Clock Hours Laboratory Instruction

Single Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $ 485.00

Course Prerequisite

Completion of MDA001 or previous DA Level II certification is required.

Course Description

The Advanced Laboratory course at DSI is open to students who have completed MDA I or who are licensed DA level IIs who wish to review or expand their skills. Participants will learn advanced chairside and office laboratory techniques.

Areas covered include advanced model preparation, facebow and articulation, provisional fabrication using multiple techniques and materials and the repair and refurbishing of removable and orthodontic appliances. Lastly, students will learn a precise technique for fabricating whitening trays, surgical guides and retainers. All units consist of both didactic and hands-on sections. By the end of the course, all students will have properly mounted casts on which they will have created provisional restorations

Course Outline

AM Session

Fabrication and duplication of several types of study casts to make individual working casts.
Shade taking, photography and lab communication.
Proper laboratory disinfection
Study model preparation including orthodontic trimming and soaping
Introduction to facebow records
Articulation and mounting of casts on various types of articulators.
Using the vacu-former for retainers, trays and stents
Repair and polishing of removable appliances including use of the pressure pot for proper acrylic curing.

PM Session

Using casts and stents from the morning, the afternoon session will concentrate on the proper fabrication of several types of provisional restorations as well as whitening trays. Proper provisional cementation as well as patient management will be reviewed.

Advanced Laboratory Techniques (ALT001)2021-01-17T12:49:44-05:00

Coronal Polishing for DA II (CP001)

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4 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
4 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction

Single Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $ 355.00

Course Prerequisite

DA Level II certification is required.

Course Description

The Coronal Polishing Certification course at DSI is open to licensed DA level IIs who wish to expand their skills. This course consists of a full day session designed to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners as provided by the North Carolina State Practice Act. Students will receive three hours of didactic instruction on rationale, stains and deposits, methods, equipment and materials. The second four hours include supervised clinical time to allow for the development of coronal polishing skills on course participants. Students who complete all 8 hours of instruction and pass the didactic exam will be awarded a certificate of achievement. This certificate allows for supracoronal polishing of patients’ teeth under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in North Carolina.

Course Outline

AM Session

North Carolina law for selective coronal polishing.
Selective Polishing and effects
Indications and contraindications
Types of stain and deposits
Review of Abrasives and equipment
Handpiece usage and care
Rationale for flossing and fluoride
Step by step overview

PM Session

Demonstration of clinical techniques
Group breakout session for supervised clinical practice of learned techniques
Written and oral examination

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Dental Radiography Certification (DR001)

2021-01-17T12:49:44-05:00

8 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
16 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction

Friday and Saturday Sessions 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $ 595.00

Course Description

The Dental Radiography Certification course at DSI incorporates three full day sessions to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. Students will receive eight hours of didactic instruction in the terminology, production, usage and types of radiography used in dentistry. The second and third eight hour session includes hands-on instruction and clinical application of the knowledge gained in the didactic portion. Students who successfully complete all 24 hours of instruction and pass the dental radiography exam will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

Course Outline

Session 1

X-ray discovery and history
Radiation Physics
The Dental X-Ray Machine
Types of Radiation
Radiation effects and safety
Dental film
Hand and automatic processing
Digital image capture and processing
Intraoral radiography: paralleling, bisecting, bite-wing and occlusal techniques
Extraoral radiography: panoramic, cephalometric and skull views
Emerging cone-beam 3D technologies

Session 2 and 3

Clinical application using the Rinn XCP instruments, various other film holders and the dental radiography mannequin
Infection control
Technique error review
Recognition of anatomic landmarks
Mounting intraoral radiographic series
Usage of the panoramic machine
Dental Radiography exam

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Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Monitoring (NO001)

2021-01-17T12:49:45-05:00

4 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
4 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction

Single Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $325.00

Course Prerequisite

None

Course Description

The Nitrous Oxide/Inhalation Sedation Certification course at DSI is open to licensed DA level Is and IIs who wish to expand their skills. This course consists of a full day session designed to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners as provided by the North Carolina State Practice Act. Students will receive four hours of didactic instruction followed by three hours include supervised clinical time to allow for the development of monitoring skills on course participants. Students who complete all 8 hours of instruction and pass the didactic exam will be awarded a certificate of achievement. This certificate allows for the monitoring of patients using nitrous oxide under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in North Carolina.

Course Outline

AM Session

History and overview
Myths and Realities of analgesia
Chemical makeup
Indications and contraindications
Review and definition of equipment
Occupational exposure reduction
Patient assessment and monitoring
Patient education
Step by step overview of administration

PM Session

Demonstration of clinical techniques
Group breakout session for supervised clinical practice of learned techniques
Written and oral examination

Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Monitoring (NO001)2021-01-17T12:49:45-05:00

Modern Dental Assisting (MDA001)

2021-01-17T12:49:45-05:00

96 Clock Hours Clinical and Didactic Instruction
12 Clock Hours Observation and Externship
Now Includes Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification!

Saturday Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $ 3,565.00

Course Description

The Modern Dental Assisting: DA Level I Certification course at Dental Staff Institute consists of 104 hours of lecture/lab preparation and a 12 hour hands-on clinical internship in a general dental office with a practicing dentist. Students completing the program will obtain a Certified Dental Assistant (CDAI) certificate. Students will also obtain a Dental Radiography certificate, OSHA certificate and a CPR/AED card at the end of the course. All certificates issued will be recognized by the state of North Carolina and students will be able to accept a position upon completion of the program. The general dental internship will be required once the student has completed the eleven week training preparation and will allow for review of all the techniques and skills developed over the previous weeks.

EXTERNSHIP:

An externship of 12 hours in a practicing dentist’s office is required following the eleven-week Modern Dental Assisting course. Students must complete all twelve hours within six weeks of the last day of class. All certificates will be awarded after successful completion of the externship. Only then will the student be considered a graduate of the school.

DAII Disclosure:

A student completing all of the requirements of this prgram will be classified as a DAI in North Carolina. DAII classification requires successful completion of:

  1. Full-time employment and experience as a chairside assistant for two years (3,000 hours) of the proceeding five, during which period the assistant may be trained in any dental delivery setting and allowed to perform the functions of a DAII under the direct control and supervision of a licensed dentist;
  2. a) a 3-hour course in sterilization and infection control;
  3. b) a 3-hour course in dental office emergencies;
  4. c) radiology training consistent with G.S. 90-29(s)(12); and
  5. d) current certification in CPR; or
  6. Successful completion of the certification exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, and current certification in CPR.
Modern Dental Assisting (MDA001)2021-01-17T12:49:45-05:00
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