Dental

Dental Courses

Course Information Cr Hrs
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 $100

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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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 Sep 19; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $595

No refunds for this class. Price subject to change.

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Hybrid 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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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 Jun 05; F 8-4pm LCN 217 $525
WDH 581 Sept 12; S 8-4pm LCN 217 $559

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Hybrid 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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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 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**

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 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.

 

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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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!