Your enrollment packet will be EMAILED to you two (2) weeks before the course. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender/contact list to aid in delivery.
Pregnant students can take this course, BUT must provide a stand-in patient for the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning practice sessions if they are in their first or third trimesters of pregnancy.
You will need a patient for your exam on Sunday afternoon. Patients need to meet the following criteria:
At least 20 natural teeth without crowns, fixed bridges, or decalcification (aka. decay)
At least 16 years of age
Cannot be in their first or third trimesters of pregnancy
Clinical examination patients cannot be current or previous dentists, dental assistants, or dental hygienists.
In good general health.
No orthodontic braces* (Lingual arch wires are not recommended but will be accepted. Invisalign buttons are also acceptable.)
Completely free of calculus and heavy stain
You also need to be prepared to be a patient for clinical practice on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. If YOU do not meet the above patient requirements (w/ the exception of being a dental professional), you need to provide a practice patient to take your place Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Your practice patient CANNOT be your clinical exam patient.Unlike your exam patient, your practice patient can be a dentist, dental assistant, or dental hygienist. (*if you have braces and don't mind being practiced on Saturday afternoon, you will only need a practice patient for Sunday morning's practice session.)
More specific information regarding patients, supplies needed, etc., will be included in your course packet.
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