An 8-week Orthodontic Assisting Certificate program to kick start orthodontic dental assisting careers.

A PREMIUM 100-hour program THAT is a combination of LECTURE, chair-side LAB instruction, CLINICAl, and real patient EXPERIENCE.

Course Highlights

  • Taking preliminary and post treatment photographs

  • Selecting and pre-sizing orthodontic bands

  • Selecting and pre-sizing archwires prescribed by dentist

  • Selecting extra-oral appliances by pre-selection or pre-measurement

  • Preparing a tooth surface with conditioning agents for orthodontic appliances

  • Removing and recementing properly contoured & fitted loose bands that are not permanently attached to any appliance

  • Making impressions for study models which are made for the purpose of fabricating orthodontic retainers

  • Placing or removing prescribed pre-treatment separators

  • Securing or unsecuring an archwire by attaching or removing the fastening device

  • Removing excess cement from orthodontic appliances with non-mechanical hand instruments only

Curriculum Powered by MCP

  • Orientation

  • Oral and Dental Anatomy and Terminology

  • Basic Instruments

  • Equipment and Office Familiarization

  • Study Models and Wax Bites

  • Pouring and Trimming Models

  • Sterilization and Infection Control

  • Instrumentation

  • Archwires

  • Headgears and Elastics

  • Orthodontic Appliances

  • 4-Handed Dentistry

  • Diagnostic Records

  • CPR

  • Removal and Retention

  • Secondary Appliances

  • Orthodontic Banding

  • Bonding Orthodontic Appliances

  • Bracket Identification

  • Radiation Safety

  • Terminating Wires

  • Radiology Exam

  • Fixed and Removable Appliances

  • Professionalism and the Orthodontic Team

  • Patient Management

  • Final Exam