About The Presenter

Dr. Braxton was born and raised in Loris, South Carolina. She is a 2008 graduate from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Dr. Braxton completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in 2009. She then pursued private practice for a while working in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Braxton left private practice in 2010 to pursue her passion for academic dentistry. She has been an assistant faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Tennessee since January 2011. Only having been at the University of Tennessee for a short period of time, Dr. Braxton has truly been involved in enhancing the school's mission of improving oral health through education, research, clinical care, and public service. Dr. Braxton is currently a Course Director in her department, an Attending in the AEGD Program, Co-Advisor for the SNDA, and a Faculty Senate Member.

Certification in Sealant Application for the Dental Assistant

This course is full

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, and Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • *A test will be given at the end of the course.
  • Location: UTHSC Memphis
  • Credit: 8 Hours
  • Tuition: $225 per assistant; includes lunch and handouts*
  • *All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.
  • Course Presenter: Ashanti Braxton, DDS
  • Course Registration Form

Course Objectives

  • Identification of indications and contraindications for the placement of sealants
  • Recognition of anatomic landmarks on the teeth that influence sealant placement
  • Infection control guidelines when applying sealants
  • Determination of the armamentarium need to place sealants
  • Compare the various types of sealant material
  • Educating patients about sealants
  • Description of acidetching technique
  • Compare the various methods of moisture control necessary when applying sealants
  • Prepare a tooth for sealant including isolation and etching
  • Seal a tooth following a predetermined regimen
  • Self evaluate the success of sealant placement

Requirements

In order to attend this course for certification in Tennessee, the candidate must have a current Tennessee dental assistant license. Upon successfully completing a test given the same day as the course, the Board of Dentistry will issue you a new certificate with Sealant Application printed on your certificate.

You MUST have ALL items listed below with you when you arrive to take the course. Failure to have all the items could result in you being unable to take the course. UT can NOT provide patients. If you are sealing the teeth of another participant, you must have dentist verification that the teeth are suitable for sealing prior to arriving.

*All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.*

Required Items

Clinic attire including gloves, mask, safety glasses and gown
Three autoclaved dental mouth mirrors and three dental explores in sterile bags.
Two autoclaved extracted posterior teeth mounted in plaster. It is best to be with no, or very minimal, restorations. Must have fissures to seal.

Sealant light

Bring sterilized handpieces and prophy angles with you. Slow speed air driven handpiece (Four hole, connector, friction angle hand piece and motor for the hand piece, along with a prophy angle.)
Composite finishing bur to adjust occlusion for faculty to adjust occlusion in needed.
ADA approved sealant used in your office.
Copy of the declarations page of your doctor's insurance
Completed Consent, medical history form and disclaimer form on patient
Patient- All participants will be sealing a minimum of four teeth either on another participant or a patient that they bring. A dentist must verify the teeth are suitable for sealing. A verification form will be sent to you before the course is given. If the patient is under 18 parents must have given permission.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 8 hours continuing education credits.