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Dental Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
Certification of Anesthesia for Dental Hygienist

Today's dental hygienist must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the hygiene profession including anesthesia administration to provide comfort to the dental patient.  This course meets the requirements of the Missouri Dental Board for certification in the administration of block and infiltration anesthesia in the practice of dental hygiene.

 The course content includes the mechanism of action, local anesthetic agents, review of essential anatomy, armamentarium, vasoconstrictors and local and systemic effects and complications.  Course materials will be available online 8 weeks prior to the clinical hands-on training. As with any hands-on training course, the participants should realize that competency, and ultimately proficiency, in the administration of anesthesia requires repeated administration and periodic self-reeducation.  
 
 All participants are required to provide copies of the following to class:
 Current CPR
 Current Missouri RDH license

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  Logothetis. Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist. ISBN: 978-0-323-07371-4

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 608 June 26; F 5-8pm TBD $599
June 27; S 9-5pm TBD

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Anesthetic Refresher for Dental Hygienist

This course is designed to refresh the licensed dental hygienist with techniques in administering block and infiltration anesthesia. In addition, the introduction of Oraquix© and Oraverse© agents will be presented. This course reviews the requirements of the Missouri Dental Board for certification in the administration of block and infiltration anesthesia in the practice of dental hygiene. 

 The online component reviews the anesthetic mechanism of action, local agents, essential anatomy, proper armamentarium, vasoconstrictors, clinical effects and complications. In addition to online component, participants will have the opportunity to refresh effective and current administration techniques on their clinical partners, under the direct supervision of qualified faculty.

 All participants are required to provide copies of the following to class:
      1.  Current CPR-BLS certification
      2.  Current RDH license
      3.  Proof of liability insurance

 All participants will receive an email stating their online access code.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 604 July 25; S 9-4pm LCN 215 $249

Suggested Textbook: Logothetis. Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist. ISBN: 978-0-323-07371-4

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Restorative Expanded Functions I

There are two parts to the Restorative I Expanded Function Course.  First, the online review modules needs to be completed in advance of the on-site clinical course.  Second, the onsite clinical course is where dental assistants and dental hygienist perform the reviewed skills and will be graded for competency by calibrated dentists and instructors.  The clinical courses are comprised of lecture and discussion, hands-on demonstrations and students performing the expanded function skills.  Students must demonstrate a minimal level of competency to receive a certificate of expanded functions, which must be presented for an Expanded Function Permit issued by the Missouri Dental Board. 

There are four clinical modules:

1.Stainless Steel Crowns: Sizing, Fitting and Cementing
2. Amalgam Restorations Placing and Carving: Class I, V & VI (including placing a rubber dam)
3. Composite Restorations Placing: Class I, V & VI
4. Placing Sedative Fillings
To register for this class you must have proof of certification as a CDA from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB); or proof of certification of passage of the Missouri Basic Skills Exam; or proof of a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). 


Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 585 Aug 15; S 8am-5pm LCN 217 $529

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Restorative Expanded Functions II

In order to register for a Restorative II course, you must have applied for and received your Missouri Dental Board Restorative I Permit.  Your registration will not be processed without verification of a Restorative I permit. 
The Restorative II functions allowed for delegation are very technique sensitive and may be difficult for dental assistants, even if they've been a Restorative I EFDA for some time, and/or have other EFDA certificates. Therefore, we require substantial practice and preparation by students prior to the clinical course to help ensure positive outcomes at both the clinical session and competency testing.

The EFDA Restorative II Curriculum modules includes:

       •Mandatory Typodont Prework (Prerequisite to Clinical Course)
       • Review Presentation, comprised of text, photos, illustrations and instructional videos
       • Online practice quizzes
       • Skills Standards (grade sheets)
       • Clinical Course and Competency Testing

Online Modules
You are required to progress through each Module as least once before the clinical course. However, you may review each Module as many times as you wish so that you are confident about performing the skills in the clinical course, where you will be graded for competency. Think of these Modules as your guidebook for the course. Additionally, Modern Dental Assisting (11th edition) is the official textbook recommended by the MDA EFDA Program for all Courses offered, and an eBook copy can be purchased at a specially discounted price negotiated by the Missouri Dental Association.

There are two pre-clinical modules:
1. Course Overview (Supervision & Delegation)
2. Infection Control & Patient Positioning

There are three clinical modules:
1. Module 1: Amalgam Restorations: Class II
2. Module 2: Composite Restorations: Class II, III & IV
3. Module 3: Finishing, Occlusion, Polishing

Quizzes
Each clinical module includes an accompanying quiz. The quizzes are designed to help you reflect on the main points of the module as you continue to prepare to attend the clinical course. Quizzes have multiple attempts and are automatically graded online.

Skills Standards (Grade Sheets)
Skills Standards are provided as part of the online course modules so that students and their doctors are aware of what criteria is used to assess competency as demonstrated at the hands-on clinical course. Students and their doctors are strongly encouraged to review and discuss these Skills Standards to correctly anticipate what must be successfully demonstrated for certification and subsequent permitting. Please note this important aspect regarding the Skills Standards (grade sheets) for this course! You are required to complete 10 different restorations as part of your prework. You are required to complete six of these restorations at the clinical course. You are required to complete three additional restorations for your final grade.

Mandatory Typodont Prework
The EFDA Restorative II coursework includes mandatory prework that must be completed prior to the clinical session. Students will be required to purchase a typodont during registration. Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) will provide, as a part of the course fee, one set of prepped teeth to practice 10 different restorations (Class II, III and IV amalgam and composite). Students must first review modules and then must proceed to completing the mandatory prework. As with all parts of the curriculum it is highly recommended students review the typodont prework with their supervising dentist who should coach and evaluate restorations.


       o Ozarks Technical Community College will provide, as a part of the course fee, one set of prepped teeth to practice 10 different restorations. Students may have their doctors drill out preps and then refill the prepped teeth included, or students may purchase an additional set of 10 prepped teeth for $60. Contact OTC – Workforce Development at 417-447-8888.

Indirect Vision & Mouth Mirror
During both the clinical session and competency exam, procedures will be performed on the typodont that has been mounted on a dental chair.
       • You will be required to use a mouth mirror to perform maxillary restorations with indirect vision.
       • You will want to practice the prework restorations in the same manner. You will not be able to work on the typodont that is opened up on a flat surface.
       • Most practices will have some type of mounting system that can be utilized in the same way.

Clinical Session
Students will present on the scheduled course date to complete the clinical session portion of the coursework. Each clinical session will consist of a day for instruction and practice of restorations and then the student will return to complete competency testing. Students will each have their own dental chair to allow maximum clinical time.
Please Note! Instruments and materials required to place restorations will be provided during the clinical session and competency exam. However, if you would prefer to bring your own instruments or matrix system with which you have become accustomed, that is allowable. Please ensure that all your instruments are clearly marked and kept separate from those provided. OTC is not responsible for damage or loss of any outside items brought in.

Day One (Instruction & Practice)


• Students will be coached and will practice and complete restorations on half of the preparations with which they practiced during the prework. During this time, the lead and associate instructors will help coach the students by leading discussions, giving tips and techniques to improve their skills and guiding them in performing good restorations. The trainers will answer questions and provide feedback to the students on their restorations. Students will be allowed to practice as many times as need to produce acceptable restorations, so long as they have completed all of the restorations by the end of the session.

Day Two (Competency Testing)


       • After completion of all the required restorations during the clinical session, the student will present to finish the course with competency testing. Each student will be given three new preparations (different preps than they have previously completed) and will be required to place and finish restorations completely on their own, without trainer coaching.
      • The student will be given 3 hours to complete all restorations and may recreate any restoration they determine unsatisfactory for grading as long as all restorations are completed within 3 hours. Students must keep in mind that efficient use of time is also a component of the competency testing.
     • At the end of the allotted time, or upon completion of the restorations if before allotted time has ended, the students will turn in their assigned typodont and may leave. All typodonts will then be shipped to a group of calibrated trainers for comprehensive grading of the restorations. Each typodont will be graded by three trainers who will determine final score and the ultimate grade of pass or fail.

Grading
Students may receive one UNACCEPTABLE/FAILURE grade on a given criteria and still pass the restoration. If a given criteria is graded UNACCEPTABLE/FAILURE by two or more graders, the restoration is considered FAILED.
There are two final score outcomes for the FINAL COMPENTENCY EXAM:


       • Student passes all three restorations. Ozarks Technical Community College will issue and mail a certificate of successful course completion to the student which  may be presented for a permit through the Missouri Dental Board.
     • Student fails one or more restorations. Student will be required to present at a later date for remediation, make payment of a $100 fee per restoration and retest on  the   failed restoration(s).  If passed,  OTC will issue and mail a certificate of successful course completion to the student which may be presented for a permit through the Missouri Dental Board.Dental LoupesVisual sharpness is imperative to  accomplish acceptable restorations for assistants being delegated Expanded Functions. Dental loupes—preferably with a light—are highly recommended for accomplishing the small, detailed work of   restoring, finishing and polishing restorations.
      • Loupes are available from 2.0X to 6.0X magnification.
      • Many operators are comfortable with 2.5X; others prefer greater magnification, such as 3.5X.
      • A magnification greater than 3.5X is less likely to be as adaptable as your first pair of loupes.
      • Online prices of loupes, including an LED light and battery pack, begin at about $55 and can reach over $1500.
      • Consult with your dentist about a loupe purchase, and for additional information.


 

Please call 417-447-8888 to send your Restorative I permit and register today!


Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 589 Aug 21-22; FS (last day to register: 7/3/15) F-4pm-9pm/S-9am-5pm LCN 217 $950
WDH 589 Oct 9-10; FS F-4pm-9pm/S-9am-5pm LCN 217 $950

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

 

Fixed Prosthetics Expanded Functions

There are two parts to the Fixed Expanded Function Course.  First, the online review modules needs to be completed in advance of the on-site clinical course.  Second, the onsite clinical course is where dental assistants and dental hygienist perform the reviewed skills and will be graded for competency by calibrated dentists and instructors.  The clinical courses are comprised of lecture and discussion, hands-on demonstrations and students performing the expanded function skills.  Students must demonstrate a minimal level of competency to receive a certificate of expanded functions, which must be presented for an Expanded Function Permit issued by the Missouri Dental Board. 

There are four clinical modules for Fixed Prosthetics Expanded Functions
1. Placement of Retraction Cord.
2. Making Impressions for Fixed Prosthetics.
3. Extraoral Adjustment of Fixed Prosthetics.
4. Final Cementation of a Fixed Prosthesis.
To register for this class you must have proof of certification as a CDA from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB); or proof of certification of passage of the Missouri Basic Skills Exam; or proof of a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). 

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 583 Sep 19; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $595

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Removable Prosthetics Expanded Functions

There are two parts to the Removable Expanded Function Course.  First, the online review modules needs to be completed in advance of the on-site clinical course.  Second, the onsite clinical course is where dental assistants and dental hygienist perform the reviewed skills and will be graded for competency by calibrated dentists and instructors.  The clinical courses are comprised of lecture and discussion, hands-on demonstrations and students performing the expanded function skills.  Students must demonstrate a minimal level of competency to receive a certificate of expanded functions, which must be presented for an Expanded Function Permit issued by the Missouri Dental Board. 

There are three clinical modules:
1. Making Impressions for the Fabrication of Removable Prosthesis and Placement of Temporary Soft Liners in a Removable Prosthesis
2. Practical Occlusion for a Removable Prosthetic EFDA
3. Extra-Oral Adjustment of a Removable Prosthesis During and After Insertion

To register for this class you must have proof of certification as a CDA from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB); or proof of certification of passage of the Missouri Basic Skills Exam; or proof of a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). 

Price subject to change.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 581 Sept 12; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $559

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Online Dental Assisting ReviewThis review course is conducted entirely online via OTC's Blackboard learning system.  Once you enroll, you will have 8 weeks to complete the self-paced course.  Topics to be reviewed are: Oral Disease Prevention; Dental Materials; Medical Emergencies; Charts, Legal, Jurisprudence; Radiation Health & Safety; Infection Control; Tooth Morphology.
All you need to participate is access to a computer with an internet connection, plus a reliable email account, which must be provided at the time of registration.  Please check your emails frequently.  Your login information to the online course will be provided through your email account.  You may enroll at any time. Call 417-447-8888 for registration questions and 417-447-8832 for course curriculum questions.  

 

Course Dates Location Price
WDH 290 Ongoing Web Based Class $150

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Nitrous Oxide for Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistants

This course provides dental hygienists and assistants with necessary training to administer nitrous oxide conscious sedation and the dental assistant with the training and experience to assist in administration & monitoring nitrous oxide in the dental office. This course satisfies the Missouri Dental Board training requirements.

Price subject to change.

Course Dates Times Location Cost
WDH 607 Oct 03; S 8-5pm LCN 211 $249

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Review for Certified Dental Assistant Exam

One of the most commonly asked questions, “How do I begin to study for taking the CDA exam?”

This 8-week study series is a comprehensive review of current material and concepts essential in preparing the candidate for taking Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB).  The review is based upon an analysis of duties commonly performed in actual dental assisting practice and also serves as a pathway to attaining Missouri Expanded Function permits. All materials are included with 8 weeks of online and seated review. Acquiring your CDA credentialing through the DANB exam is composed of three separate exams. Below is detailed information about each of the three exams.
As a bonus, candidates will have the unique opportunity to take a CDA practice exam in a computer lab simulating the actual exam.

1. General Chairside Review and Practice Exams (GCE);
    o Collection and recording of data, dental and lab procedures, materials, patient education, and dental office emergency prevention and patient management.
2. Radiation Health & Safety Review and Practice Exams (RHS)
    o Radiographic exposing, processing, evaluating, mounting, proper labeling and charting, radiation safety for both patient and operator.
3. Infection Control Review and Practice Exams (ICE)
    o Healthcare provider and patient infection control education, cross-contamination and disease transmission prevention, maintaining dental and environmental asepsis, sterilization protocol and procedures, and occupational safety (OSHA) standards according to CDC guidelines.

Participants will receive an email issuing their online access code prior to the first seated class.

*This is a review course only; it does not take the place of an accredited educational program in dental assisting or guarantee passing score on a particular exam. 


Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 609 Sept 19 & Sept 26; S 9-3pm LCN 215 $150

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Expanded Functions Information

The Expanded Function courses utilize curriculum developed and licensed by the Missouri Dental Association.  All Expanded Functions curriculum has been approved by the Missouri Dental Board.  Ozarks Technical Community College is an approved course provider by the Missouri Dental Board.

Prerequisites for an EFDA Course
Missouri rule states that to be eligible to take Expanded Function courses, assistants must have proof of certification as a Certified Dental Assistant or a Certified Orthodontics Assistant from the Dental Assisting National Board or proof of passing the Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills  Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).  Successful completion of the CDA exam will lead to a national certification that is highly valued by both employers and patients. The DANB website includes everything you need to know about this certification. Click to learn more.

Missouri Basic Skills Exam Information

Here is a link to the MOB Application Packet. This application packet includes more information about our policies, procedures, requirements and forms required to apply to take the DANB MOB exam.

Since this is a state specific exam,  we provide a course, Online Dental Assisting Review, to help prepare for the exam.  For additional information, the Missouri Dental Board may be able to help you.

We hope this information has been helpful. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!