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Continuing Dental Education

Advanced Functions in Dental Assisting: A DA II Prep Course

Online Registration Closed Online Registration for this course closed. Please call 919-537-3400 to register for this course.
Date: Friday, October 31 - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Credit: 12 hours
Location: UNC School of Dentistry
Cost: $425.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Dental Ecology


This course is essential for all dental assistants that wish to achieve Dental Assistant II status in North Carolina and in becoming indispensable to your practice. Dental Assistants will review 10 advanced functions with practical applications during this 2-day comprehensive course. This 12-hour course will provide your dental assistants with hands-on laboratory sessions designed to learn and practice advanced techniques, valuable one-on-one time with experienced UNC faculty, as well as didactic sessions to ensure comprehension. Dont miss this opportunity to let UNC do the training for you.

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Define and identify clinical landmarks of cavity preparations
2. Identify each advanced function and differentiate between the armamentarium and clinical technique for each
3. Explain and demonstrate the recommended technique for preparation and use of each material involved in each advanced function
4. Demonstrate in a hands-on laboratory setting, the correct clinical technique to accomplish clinical acceptability for each of the following advanced functions:
- Rubber dam application and removal
- Matrix band application and removal
- Pit and fissure sealant application
- Preliminary alginate impressions
- Study cast fabrication
- Liner and desensitizing agent application
- Temporary restoration placement
- Provisional restoration fabrication
- Cementation and cement removal
- Gingival retraction cord placement
5. Distinguish between legal and illegal expanded functions for dental assistants in North Carolina


Ms. Lynn Smith, B.S., D.A.T.E is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dental Assisting Program, the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Ralph Leonard, BS, MA, DDS is a Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry.

Time and Location
The program will be held at the UNC School of Dentistry. The UNC School of Dentistry is located in Chapel Hill at the corner of Manning Drive and South Colombia Street. Registration will begin at 8:00am. The program will be held from 8:30am- 5:00pm. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration Fee and Credit
The registration fee is $425. The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for 12.0
Hours of continuing education credits.

Cancellations and Refunds
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by October 24, 2014. No refunds will be issued after October 24, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date.

UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. Please be sure to notify our office in writing of your special need no later than October 17, 2014.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at