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(OAP) Orthodontic Assistant Permit Course

*Dental Board Approved

$1,100.00 - Including Ultrasonic Scaling Certification

Proof of 6 months work experience as a Dental Assistant; Hepatitis B immunization records OR HBV Refusal form; TB Test Result (old or new); CPR certification.

Course Content and Format:
Our 84-hour / 3 full weekend Orthodontic Assisting Permit course is a board approved course, which will satisfy the state board requirements. This is a Blended Course, which combines: Online / Home Study & class attendance to satisfy the Dental Board requirements.

The course consists of the following:
• Didactic: (HOMESTUDY) Students will learn the theoretical aspects relating to the orthodontic assisting. You will need a computer for this part of the course.
• Laboratory: Students will learn the step-by-step procedures of Orthodontic Assisting through laboratory experience in their dental office.
• Clinical: Students will be required to practice live patients in their dental office under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist or orthodontist (minimum of two (2) clinical patients).

Course Description
The Dental Advantage California Dental Board-approved Orthodontic Assisting Permit Course provides students with the essential knowledge, skills and practical experience to successfully acquire a position as an orthodontic assistant. Students will learn to identify dental anatomy, morphology, types of malocclusion, learn the instruments necessary for orthodontic treatment, discuss corrective orthodontics, describe the types of treatment involved, and become familiar with the types of diagnostic records used to assess orthodontic problems, understand the importance of dietary and oral hygiene habits in orthodontics. In addition, the training program will also cover proper protocol and techniques to ensure proper sterilization, disinfection and sanitation in the dental office.

This course will train students to:
• Perform measurements for the purposes of orthodontic treatment;
• Placing and Removing orthodontic separators;
• Size, fit, and cement orthodontic bands;
• Remove orthodontic bands and remove excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth with a hand instrument;
• Remove excess cement with an ultrasonic scaler from supragingival surfaces of teeth undergoing orthodontic treatment practice.
• Prepare teeth for bonding, select, preposition, and cure orthodontic brackets after the licensed dentist has approved their position;
• Place and ligate archwires;
• Place and Remove ligature ties;
• Remove only orthodontic brackets and attachments with removal of the bonding material by the licensed dentist;
• After adjustment by the dentist, examine and seat removable orthodontic appliances and deliver care instructions to the patient.

Computer Requirements
This class is an online blended class. Students must have access to a computer and Internet for the program. Also students must have basic computer knowledge to ensure proper operation of online class work.

Students will be required to bring orthodontic instruments and some orthodontic supplies. A list of the required materials will be sent after registration in the course.

OA Dental Board Information
Effective January 1, 2010, All graduates of the Orthodontic assisting permit course will be required to take a state dental board-administered examination wherein the students must pass with a grade of 75% or above in order to receive their orthodontic assistant permit.

84 CE Units


Schedule 2020

Course # Dates Location Details
OA 1 Feb 15 & 16
Mar 7 & 8
Mar 14 & 15
Madera All Classes are
8:30am to 4:00pm
OA 2 Apr 4 & 5
Apr 25 & 26
May 2 & 3
Santa Clarita All Classes are
8:30am to 4:00pm
OA 3 Aug 1 & 2
Aug 22 & 23
Aug 29 & 30
Santa Clarita All Classes are
8:30am to 4:00pm
OA 4 Oct 10 & 11
Oct 24 & 25
Nov 7 & 8
Madera All Classes are
8:30am to 4:00pm

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Any cancellation of a class or services with at least 10 days notice will receive a refund of the amount paid minus processing fees and shipping.

Any cancellation of a class or services with 5 to 10 days notice will receive a refund of the amount paid minus processing fees and shipping or minus 50%, whichever is greater.

Any cancellation of a class or services with less than 5 days notice will forfeit all of the amount paid.

Any possibility of rescheduling for a different time at Dental Advantage's discretion, but if allowed a cancellation afterward may forfeit ALL or PART of the amount paid depending on the number of days notice before the class and the reason for the request to change to a class to a different date/location.


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ATWATER, CA. 95301

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