means a procedure that is the final stage of a dental prophylaxis on the clinical crown of the tooth after a dentist or a hygienist has verified there is no calcareous material
A copy of the certificate of completion issued for the completion of the Coronal Polishing Course if the course has been tak-en by the dental assistant
The dentist must have of the DA
Dental assistant must have:
completed the training of the administrative regulation;
Obtain a certificate from the authorized institution, which shall be provided to the board for the assistant’s file and main-tained in the employee’s personnel file at each place of employment.
what is the required training consist of?
an 8 hour course taught at an institution of dental education accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation
stains that appear on the exterior part of the tooth and CAN be removed. Example: from food, drink, tobacco
staints that are caused by environmental source but CANNOT be romoved bc the stain has been incorporated into the structure of the tooth. Example: tobacco smoking, chewing, or dipping, also stains from amalgam.
calcuium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth structure. Coronal polish won't remove-Has to be removed before one can coronal polish it.
the more saliva, the more ???
if plaque not removed, minerals in saliva will harden and become?
Always use the Least abrasive prophy paste. Types include:
coarse, medium, fine, and extra fine
Proper use of hand piece:
3-4 seconds to minimum heat
What are the basic slow spd handpiece components?
motor tourque converter and nose cone
This fits between motor and nose cone on some handpieces, spd: 20,000 rpm
Points to remember:
sequence, flossing, and pressure
The complete removal of calculus, debris, stain, and plaque from teeth
a technicque used to remove plaque and stains from coronal surfaces of the teeth
around tooth, slightly moveable, can get flossed underneath
above free, attached to underlying alveolar bone, Anterior-triangular in shape. Posterior-more blunt
triangular space in a gingival direction between the proximal surfaces of 2 adjacent teeth in contact
the gum tissue found in the space between the teeth, healthy knife edge
begins at gingival marging
darker red in color,covering on the alveolar process loosely attached to bone that extends from the muco-gingival junction to the vestibular.
gegins at gingival marging
group of specialized connective tissue fibers that essentially attach a tooth to the alveolar bone within which it sits
specialized calcified connective tissue that covers the anatomic root of a tooth