Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary 2014

Memphis course is full

Limited Attendance Courses

The Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary Restorative Courses will be presented in three, 4-day sessions over three months with the option of starting in January 2014 in Memphis, TN or in August 2014 in Nashville, TN.

Restorative Course Dates

  • January/February/March 2014 in Memphis
    • Jan. 6 - 9, 2014 (1 of 3)
    • Feb. 3 - 6, 2014 (2 of 3)
    • March 3 - 6, 2014 (3 of 3)
  • August/September/October 2014 in Nashville
    Dates to be determined. Please note: Nashville dates are Tuesday - Friday.
    • August 19-22, 2014 (1 of 3)
    • September 23-26, 2014 (2 of 3)
    • October 21-24, 2014 (3 of 3)
  • Course Application Form

The Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary Prosthetic Course will be presented in two, 4-day sessions starting in April 2014 in Memphis, TN.

Prosthetic Course Dates

  • Prosthetic Course Dates:
    • April/May 2014 - Memphis, TN
    • April 7-10, 2014 (1 of 2)
    • April 28-May 1, 2014 (2 of 2)
  • Location: Memphis - Restorative Option A & Prosthetic - Restorative Option B location Nashville
  • Course hours: 8 AM to 5 PM each day with one hour for lunch on your own
  • CE credit: Restorative Course - 96 hours / Prosthetic Course - 64 hours
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Morris Robbins
  • Course Application Form

Tuition

Tuition for Restorative Certification Course Option A (Memphis) is $3,775.00 per attendee.
Tuition for Restorative Certification Course Option B (Nashville) is $4,475.00 per attendee.
Tuition for Prosthetic Certification Course is $2,775.00 per attendee.

Location

Memphis - Restorative & Prosthetic Courses
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Humphreys General Education Building
8 South Dunlap St.
Memphis, TN 38163
Room B351
(building located on corner of Dunlap St. & Madison Ave.)

Nashville - Restorative Course only
MeHarry Medical College School of Dentistry
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN.
(building is located at the corner of D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and MeHarry Blvd.)

Parking

Memphis, TN
Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) located southwest of Dunn Dental Bldg. - $3/weekday.
Madison Plaza Garage (H Lot) located at 940 Madison Ave. - $5/day.
Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap St.

Nashville, TN
Pay parking garage (Central Parking) is located next to the building.
Free parking is also available on one side of the street - but limited.
You will be met inside the building and directed to the clinic.

Memphis Hotels

  • DoubleTree, 185 Union Avenue, (901) 528-1800
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1180 Union Avenue, (901) 276-1175
  • Crowne Plaza Memphis, 300 N. Second Street, (901) 525-1800
  • Sheraton, 205 N. Main Street, (901) 527-7300

Due to events already scheduled in Memphis which will limit availability of sleeping rooms, please reserve your hotel well in advance of the course. Ask for the UT rate when making reservations.

Nashville

Nashville courses will be held in the MeHarry Medical College School of Dentistry located at 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. in Nashville, TN. The building is located at the corner of D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and MeHarry Blvd. There is a pay parking garage (Central Parking) located next to the building. Free parking is also available on one side of the street - but at times it may be hard to obtain a spot. You will be met inside the building and directed to the clinic.

Nashville Hotels

Please reserve a hotel for your stay in Nashville early since there are numerous events that are planned in the city. MeHarry Medical College has suggested you contact:

  • Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN (615) 259-4343
  • Holiday Inn West End, 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 327-4707
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2330 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN (615) 320-6060

Please reserve a hotel for your stay in Nashville early since there are numerous events that are planned in the city. Ask for the MeHarry rate when making reservations.

Admission Requirements

According to the rules of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry 0460-04-.10 eligibility for this course includes:

Licensed dental hygienists and registered dental assistants who are currently licensed with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry and have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous full time employment within the past three (3) years in a dental practice as a dental assistant are eligible for admission to a Board approved certification course in restorative and/or prosthetic functions. A registered dental assistant must apply for and complete a Board approved certification course in restorative or prosthetic functions and obtain the appropriate certification, issued by the Board, before he/she can perform expanded restorative or prosthetic functions on any patient.

Board of Dentistry Rules and Regulations

Application and $500 deposit is due 8 weeks prior to start of course with final payment due 30 days prior to start of course.

Courses Offered

Certification is offered in both restorative and prosthetic functions. These are two separate courses, resulting in two different certifications.

Restorative

The restorative course consists of 96 hours broken into three weekly sessions at 32 hours per week. Participants will have 3-4 weeks off between sessions. These breaks allow for auxiliaries to decrease the amount of continuous time away from their families and job responsibilities and also provide the opportunity to complete required assignments between sessions.

Participants in each course must attend all sessions for their respective course.

Lectures will be presented on the following subjects: morphology, occlusion, dental materials, instrumentation, basic principles of preparation, isolation, selection and placement of matricies, liners and bases, and the insertion and finishing of amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer restoratives.

The majority of course time will be devoted to laboratory sessions in which the participants will insert and finish Class I, II, III, IV and V intracoronal restorations.

Participants may select one of the following course options:

  • January/February/March 2014 in Memphis
    • Jan. 6 - 9, 2014 (1 of 3)
    • Feb. 3 - 6, 2014 (2 of 3)
    • March 3 - 6, 2014 (3 of 3)
  • August/September/October 2014 in Nashville

    Dates to be determined. Please note: Nashville dates are Tuesday - Friday.
    • August TBD, 2014 (1 of 3)
    • September TBD, 2014 (2 of 3)
    • October TBD, 2014 (3 of 3)

Prosthetics for the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

From temporization to single and multiple unit impressions utilizing several different techniques and increased emphasis on impressions for crown and bridge implant cases. This newly revised course also includes full and partial denture impressions with and without implants. The mini implant technique for dentures is included. Emphasis on occlusal relationships, anatomy and understanding the function the impression in determining the final product is an important part of the course.

This course will provide the participant an ability to recognize a successful outcome of prosthetic functions in the dental office by hands on laboratory experiences including demonstrations by faculty and experts in their field.

The prosthetic course consists of 64 hours broken into two weekly sessions at 32 hours per week. Participants will be provided with a 3-4 week break between the two sessions.

Participants in each course must attend all sessions for their respective course.

The Prosthetic Course is scheduled for: April/May 2014 in Memphis, TN

  • April 7-10, 2014 (1 of 2)
  • April 28-May 1, 2014 (2 of 2)

Certification

Upon successful completion of the restorative or prosthetic course, the Tennessee Board of Dentistry will issue the appropriate certification to successful candidates. Once certified in restorative functions, the assistant or hygienist may perform placement of amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer restorations in teeth previously prepared by a licensed dentist. Upon certification in prosthetic functions, auxiliaries will be allowed to pack retraction cord, obtain final impressions for fixed and removable procedures, as well as fabricate and seat provisional restorations. All of these procedures must be accomplished under the direct supervision and full responsibility of a licensed dentist in the State of Tennessee.

In order to successfully complete certification, participants will be required to pass written exams covering the lecture material as well as laboratory demonstration of competency in the respective areas.

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 Restorative Course - 96 hours / Prosthetic Course - 64 hours continuing education credits.