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Pit and Fissure Sealant Course

Dental Assisting Institute’s Pit and Fissure Sealant Course is certified by the Dental Board of California and is divided into 3 sections. The course consists of 4 hours of didactic (classroom) training, 4 hours of laboratory training and 8 hours of clinical training.

Students will learn and reach a competency level to make judgments regarding the application of pit and fissure sealants. This is accomplished through the following areas of instruction as they relate to pit and fissure sealants;

Dental Science – Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Oral Pathology, Normal/Abnormal Anatomical and Physiological Tooth Descriptions
Morphology and Microbiology
Dental Materials and Pharmacology
Sealant Basics
Legal requirements
Description and goals of sealants
Indications and contraindications
Role in preventive programs
Sealant Materials
Etchant and/or etchant/bond combination material composition, process, storage and   handling.
Sealant material composition, polymerization type, process, storage and handling
Armamenteria for etching and sealant application
Problem solving for etchant and sealant material placement/manipulation
Sealant Criteria
Areas of application
Patient selection factors
Other indication factors
Preparation Factors
Moisture control protocol
Tooth/teeth preparation procedures prior to etching or etchant/bond
Acid Etching or Etchant/Bond Combination
Material preparation
Application areas
Application time factors
Etchant or etchant/bond evaluation criteria
Sealant Application
Application areas
Application time factors
Procedure for chemical cure and light cure techniques
Sealant evaluation criteria
Sealant adjustment techniques
Infection Control Protocol
Clinical recall and reevaluation protocols

ABOUT Dr. Marty Lipsey


Our course is unique in that it is the only one taught in an actual practicing dental office. You will learn the state-of-the-art methods in assisting. We have over twenty years’ experience in teaching students the art of dental assisting and constantly updating our course as techniques and the profession changes.

The course is given four times a year on Saturdays. We offer you much more than a “school” experience. We prepare you for the real workplace with practice in a real clinical setting. It is this aspect of our course that enables our students to go into the work place with a real working experience. Our students who have made the effort to master the skills and studied hard to gain the knowledge have had little problem obtaining positions in the dental profession as chairside assistants or front office staff members.

Dr. Marty Lipsey - Modesto CA

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"I enjoyed taking the Coronal polishing course. So hands on. And Shelly and Nick are great instructors. Definitely coming back for future courses."

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“I participated in the twelve week dental”

"I participated in the twelve week dental assisting course, and it has been one of the best experiences. There are many advantages to taking this course along with having amazing instructors. Joni is the best!"

Cicily P

"The twelve week program was amazing!"

"The teachers were awesome Joni, Nick, Betty, and Shelly. I can’t believe how much I learned in such a short time. It was an incredible experience and I will miss my classmates and the teachers. You guys rock!"

Amy D

I had a great experience with DAI

"I had a great experience with DAI in Coronal Polish. Shelly and Nick are awesome instructors. I am very excited to take my RDA exam. They answered all my queries.."

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