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