Dental

Dental Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
Hybrid Certification of Anesthesia for Dental Hygienist

This course is designed to prepare licensed dental hygienists to administer block & infiltration anesthesia. The course content includes the mechanism of action, local anesthetic agents, review of essential anatomy, armamentarium, vasoconstrictors and local and systemic effects and complications. In addition to the didactic session, participants will perform safe and effective local anesthesia administration techniques on their clinical partners under the supervision of qualified faculty. Students must pass a written exam with 80% or better and a skills assessment. 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. (12 CE). Students will be required to bring proof of current BLS/CPR certification, dental hygiene license and liability insurance before entering the course. Student will need to bring disposable gowns or lab jacket, masks, gloves and safety glasses.  Registration required up until 2 weeks prior to beginning of class

 

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

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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 Apr 25; S 8am-5pm LCN 217 $525

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Restorative Expanded Functions II**

The Restorative II functions will be reviewed in the online didactic course. This course is very technique sensitive and may be difficult for dental assistants. Substantial practice and preparation by students prior to the clinical course to help ensure positive outcomes at both the clinical session and competency testing. 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.

The Restorative II Curriculum modules includes:
o             Mandatory Typodont Pre-work (Prerequisite to
Clinical Course)
o             Review Presentation, comprised of text, photos,
illustrations and instructional videos
o             Online practice quizzes
o             Skills Standards (grade sheets)
o             Clinical Course and Competency Testing

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


Course Dates Times Location Price
WDH 589 May 15-16;FS (Last day to register: 03/20/15) F-4pm-9pm/S-9am-5pm LCN 217 $950

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

 

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

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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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 Apr 18; S 8-5pm LCN 211 $249

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Information About Partially Online Classes

** 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.

Missouri Basic Skills and 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.
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!