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Coronal Polishing

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronal Polishing

This FAQ is specifically for the Coronal Polishing course. For questions relating to courses in general, please refer to the General Questions.

Packets are emailed out in time for you to have those two (2) weeks before the course. If two weeks has passed, please check your junk/spam folder.

Yes, BUT if you are in your first or third trimester, you must provide a stand-in patient.  See the course requirements for more details.

No.  Your exam patient cannot be another dental professional (dental assistant, dental hygienist, dentist, etc.)

Practice Patients are ONLY REQUIRED IF you do not qualify to be a patient (see Course Requirements).

During the Coronal Polishing course, students practice on each other.  The purpose of the Practice Patient is to give another student someone to practice on in the event you cannot be practiced on.

Practice Patients are needed Saturday afternoon AND Sunday morning.  You may use more than one practice patient.  Unlike Exam Patients, Practice Patients MAY be another dental professional.  Your Practice Patient MAY NOT serve as your Exam Patient.

Your course schedule will tell you when your Practice Patient needs to arrive.

Yes.  You can use another dental professional, but they cannot be someone taking the course with you.

No.  Your practice patient must be a separate individual.

Your patient needs 20 natural teeth without decalcification (aka. decay). The patient’s mouth doesn’t have to be cavity-free AS LONG AS they have 20 natural teeth that do NOT have cavities.  Teeth with restorations (filled cavities) are acceptable.

Example: Patient has 24 natural teeth without crown or fixed bridges.  3 of those teeth have cavities which leaves the patient with 21 natural teeth. That patient would qualify.

Yes.  The Invisalign buttons do not create a problem for this course.

No, disclosing solution will be provide.  In fact you are required to use the disclosing solution provided by the school.