HYBRID: Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Course

HYBRID: Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Course

This course will focus on the ethical, professional and clinical concepts as they relate to the dental assistant, the dental office, and dental procedures.

Through the use of case presentations, discussions, assignments, online lectures, and in class clinical labs the dental assistant will learn the foundation of assisting. A certificate will be awarded for the completion of the course if the prerequisite is verified, if all sessions are attended and if a passing grade is obtained on tests covering the objectives of the course.

The course is 4 weeks of didactic learning and 2 days on-site clinical hands on labs totaling 27 hours upon completion. Students will be expected to be in the ULM Dental Hygiene Clinic during the final weekend of the course.

October Clinical Portion: November 3-4, 2018, Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00PM & Sunday, 8:00AM-12:00PM 

January Clincial Portion: February 1-2, 2019, Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm & Satruday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

June Clincial Portion: June 1-2, 2019, Saturday, 8:00pm-5:00pm & Sunday, 8:00AM-5:00PM 

It is encouraged that participants be a dental assistant currently working in an office. If not, please contact Kimberly Ensminger at ensminger@ulm.edu. 

Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Scrubs with Smock
Professional nursing shoe or athletic shoe with a closed toe and heel
Hair pulled back off the shoulders and face (ponytail, bun, braided)
Two hole hand piece for coronal polishing
Safety glasses
Nails should be short during clinical on-site labs with no acrylic fingernails



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