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)


A Career to be Proud of

OC Dental Academy invites you to join a new, accelerated, low-cost course in Dental Assisting. We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of dental techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills needed as “core necessities” for job acquisition.

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  • Low Tuition (so everyone can afford it)

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