OC Dental Academy
Coronal Polishing

OC Dental Academy’s Coronal Polishing course is Dental Board-approved and will fulfill the necessary requirements for unlicensed Dental Assistants seeking to become an RDA. After completing this course, the graduate will earn a certificate in Coronal Polishing. A person must hold a Registered Dental Assisting license in order to perform coronal polishing on patients in California. This course is non-refundable.

Includes all fees and services
Course Details
  • 4 Hours of online learning
  • 4 Hours of laboratory and clinical instruction
  • All Materials and Supplies
  • California Coronal Polishing Printed Certificate at the end of class.
  • This is a 2-session class:
    • Session 1: 4 hours of on-line training. On-line training must be completed before Session 2.
    • Session 2: After a written exam, the student will learn the step-by-step procedure of the coronal polishing through laboratory experience with a typodont/mannequin. This lab portion will include fulcrum techniques and hand piece control to name a few. Finally, the student will perform coronal polishing on three (3) patients, two timed and one un-timed. The final exam will conclude Session Two. Passing grade on the final exam is 75% or higher.
Students will be trained in the following areas:
  • Coronal Polishing

  • Types of Staining on Teeth

  • Methods of Removing Plaque and Stains

  • Air-Powder Polishing

  • Rubber-Cup-Polishing

  • Equipment for Rubber-Cup Coronal Polishing

  • Polishing Cups

  • Prophylaxis Angle and Handpiece

  • Handpiece Grasp

  • Fulcrum and Finger Rest

  • Bristle Brushes

  • Abrasives

  • Rubber-Cup Polishing Stroke

  • Commonly used Abrasives

  • Positioning the Patient

  • Positioning the Operator

  • Sequence of Polishing

  • Flossing after Coronal Polishing

  • Evaluation of Polishing

OC Dental Academy partners with a California Dental Board-Approved course provider that certifies students in Coronal Polishing

  • Student must be a Dental Assistant that is qualified to take the California Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam.
  • Student must send with registration copies of the following certificates:
    • Current CPR card (AHA or ARC)
    • California 8-Hour Infection Control Certificate
    • California Dental Practice Act Certificate
    • California Radiation and Safety Certificate
The following requirements are necessary to enroll in the Coronal Polishing Course offered at OC Dental Academy.

  • Student must speak English
  • Student must wear scrubs
  • Student must have hair pulled back
  • Student must wear closed toes footwear
  • Student must bring protective eyewear. (Gloves and masks provided)
  • Student must complete the on-line training and pass the on-line quiz before session 2.
  • Student must provide three (3) patients for the course
  • The criteria for these patients are:
    • Patient must be 18 years or older
    • Patient must be calculus-free
    • Patient must have moderate plaque present
    • Patient must not be in any orthodontic appliance (including permanent or fixed retainer)

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OC Dental Academy offers a hands-on course designed to give you the basic fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.

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