Dental

Spring 2015 registration will begin later into the Fall 2014 semester. Check back here for that update!

Dental Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
Restorative Expanded Functions I**

The following expanded functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. At the clinical course, dentist trainers will teach these skills to assistants, who then will be assessed and must show competency in order to receive the certificate of completion. Must bring original Missouri Basic Skills Certificate or CDA Certificate to class. Students who arrive at class without this original Certificate will not be allowed to attend the class. There are no refunds for this class for any reason.

Hybrid class materials are accessed online and skills assessment takes place on campus.

o Prerequisite to Restorative II
o Sizing and cementing of prefabricated crowns;
o Placing, condensing, and carving amalgam for Class I, V, and VI restorations;
o Placing composite for Class I, V, and VI restorations; and
o Minor palliative care of dental emergencies (place sedative filling).

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 585 Nov 22; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $495
WDH 585 Jan 10; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $495

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Restorative Expanded Functions II**

The following expanded functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. At the clinical course, dentist trainers will teach these skills to assistants, who then will be assessed and must show competency in order to receive the certificate of completion. Must bring original Missouri Basic Skills Certificate or CDA Certificate to class. Students who arrive at class without this original Certificate will not be allowed to attend the class. There are no refunds for this class for any reason.

Hybrid class materials are accessed online and skills assessment takes place on campus.

o Sizing and cementing of prefabricated crowns;
o Placing, condensing, carving, and finishing amalgam for Class I, II, III, IV, V, and VI restorations;
o Placing and finishing composite for Class I, II, III, IV, V, and VI restorations; and
o Minor palliative care of dental emergencies (place sedative filling)


  Spring dates will come in the fall of 2014.

 

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Removable Prosthetics Expanded Functions**

The following expanded functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. At the clinical course, dentist trainers will teach these skills to assistants, who then will be assessed and must show competency in order to receive the certificate of completion. Must bring original Missouri Basic Skills Certificate or CDA Certificate to class. Students who arrive at class without this original Certificate will not be allowed to attend the class. There are no refunds for this class for any reason.

o Placement of temporary soft liners in a removable prosthesis;
o Extra-oral adjustments of removable prosthesis during and after insertion;
o Minor palliative care of dental emergencies (place sedative filling); and
o Making impressions for the fabrication of any removable or fixed prosthesis/appliance

Price subject to change.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 581 Feb 21; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $525

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Fixed Prosthetics Expanded Functions**

The following expanded functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. At the clinical course, dentist trainers will teach these skills to assistants, who then will be assessed and must show competency in order to receive the certificate of completion. Must bring original Missouri Basic Skills Certificate or CDA Certificate to class. Students who arrive at class without this original Certificate will not be allowed to attend the class. There are no refunds for this class for any reason.

o Place retraction cord in preparation for fixed prosthodontic impressions;
o Extra-oral adjustments of fixed prosthesis;
o Extra-oral adjustments of removable prosthesis during and after insertion;
o Final cementation of any permanent appliance or prosthesis; and
o Making impressions for the fabrication of any removable or fixed prosthesis/appliance

Hybrid class materials are accessed online and skills assessment takes place on campus.  

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 583 Mar 21; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $525

 

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Orthodontic Expanded Functions**

The following expanded functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. At the clinical course, dentist trainers will teach these skills to assistants, who then will be assessed and must show competency in order to receive the certificate of completion. Must bring original Missouri Basic Skills Certificate or CDA Certificate to class. Students who arrive at class without this original Certificate will not be allowed to attend the class. There are no refunds for this class for any reason.

o Preliminary bending of archwire;
o Removal of orthodontic bands and bonds;
o Final cementation of any permanent appliance or prosthesis;
o Making impressions for the fabrication of any removable or fixed prosthesis/appliance; and
o Placement and cementation of orthodontic brackets and/or bands

Hybrid class materials are accessed online and skills assessment takes place on campus.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 586 Mar 28; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $495

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

 

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Improve Dental Radiology Skills

This course will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of Dental Radiology.  In addition, hands-on application will enhance and improve radiographic skills used in dentistry, including working with digital sensors while using the bisecting and paralleling techniques. This course satisfies the Missouri Dental Board CE requirements. (CE 7 hours)  Limited to 12 participants.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 601 Jan 24; S 8-4pm LCN 215 $299

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Nitrous Oxide for the Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant

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 Apr 18; 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 prepare for taking the CDA exam?”

This study series offers a comprehensive review of current material and concepts essential in preparing the candidate for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB).  The review is based on an analysis of the duties commonly performed in actual dental assisting practice and is a pathway to becoming an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.
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.
All course materials provided and will be available online through OTC Blackboard

*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.  The participant will have limited homework and the opportunity to take a simulated exam at the end of the course.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 609 Mar 21 & 28; S 9-3pm LCN 215 $249

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Missouri Basic Skills and Expanded Functions Information

** denotes that this class is partially online and partially in person. Students will study in the weeks leading up to the date listed and then meet in person with the instructors.

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.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)  Earning COA Certification helps orthodontic assistants stand out in the dental assisting profession. The DANB website includes everything you need to know about this certification. Click to learn more.

Missouri Basic Skills Exam:

Here is a link to the 2014 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, the study materials we are able to provide is limited. For additional information, the Missouri Dental Board may be able to help you. You may contact the Missouri Dental Board at 573/751-0040 or send an email to dental@pr.mo.gov. Website: http://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp.

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