Due to a software conversion, registration for fall classes will open mid-July

2024 Fall Class Schedule:
September 28 - UIC, Chicago, IL
November 2 - SIU, Alton, IL
November 16 - UIC, Chicago, IL

NOTE! Assistants and hygienists must create a non dentist account before registering for a class. You will be prompted to create the account after clicking the register now button. Do not login with the doctor’s credentials because you will not be able to change the registration info.

Coronal Polishing & Pit/Fissure Sealants

Staff of an ISDS Member Dentist receive discounted pricing on coursesClinical Certification Course for Dental Auxiliary
Target Audience: Dental Assistants

Registration for this course ends two weeks prior to the course start date.

Prerequisite: In accordance with Section 1220.245 of the Rules for the Administration of the Dental Practice Act of the State of Illinois, a dental assistant must be at least 18 years of age and has 1,000 hours of clinical dental assisting experience or has graduated from a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or is a currently certified dental assistant as designated by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. to perform the task of Coronal Polishing and Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants.

$495 ISDS Member dentist staff
$850 Non-member dentist staff

Instructors: Dr. Dickey, Dr. Shafer, Melissa Probst, RDH, Dr. Hanna, Dr. Demski, and
Dr. Lymberopoulos

This course will provide dental assistants with the proper educational requirements as stated in Illinois law for application of pit and fissure sealants and coronal polishing which includes didactic study in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies followed by a written exam. This course will also include two hours of clinical experience on pit and fissure sealants and two hours on coronal polishing. The clinical instruction on coronal polishing will include work performed on a human subject.

Each participant must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing. In addition, each participant must follow the OSHA guidelines for infection control and use of clinical Personal Protective Equipment (i.e., gloves, mask, eyewear and clinic gown).

At completion of this course and prior to being permitted to perform these expanded functions in Illinois, the dental assistant must meet the following requirements:

  • Dental assistant is 18 years of age and has been working as a dental assistant for at least 1,000 hours.
  • The supervising dentist must personally observe the successful placement of six sealants on a patient(s) by the dental assistant.
  • Successful participant will receive a certificate of completion.