Coronal Polishing Patient Requirements

Important Course/Patient Information:

  • Your enrollment packet will be EMAILED to you two (2) weeks before the course.  Please add 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 stand-in patient to take your place Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.   Your stand-in patient CANNOT be your clinical exam patient.  Unlike your exam patient, your stand-in 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 stand-in for Sunday morning's practice session)

More specific information regarding patients, supplies needed, etc., will be included in your course packet.