Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants

Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00am - Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 4:30pm

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the State of Nebraska to allow dental assistants to perform coronal polishing under the direct supervision of a licensed practicing dentist. The prerequisites to taking this course:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have one (1) year (1500 hours) of clinical work experience as a dental assistant

The course will contain 14 hours of instruction beginning at 8 a.m. and include 10 hours of didactic instruction and 4 hours of hands-on. The participants will perform coronal polishing on each other under the supervision of faculty members of the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Participants must wear scrubs, closed-toed shoes and safety glasses both days. A proof of eligibility form will be sent with your confirmation email. This form must be completed and turned in before beginning the course.


Luke F. Matranga, DDS, MS
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry
Creighton University

Lisa Kucera, RDH
Assistant Professor-Dental Hygiene
Iowa Western Community College

Jenny Hayes-Matum, DA
Lead Dental Assistant
School of Dentistry
Creighton University

Julee Davis, DA
Radiolgy/CBCT Assistant
School of Dentistry
Creighton University


  • Recognize the anatomy of the oral cavity and tooth structures;
  • Recognize the tissue structures, and their involvement with tooth structure;
  • Comprehend the legal limitations of coronal polishing;
  • Describe the materials needed for polishing;
  • Describe positioning for the operator and patient during the polishing procedure;
  • Discuss the indications/contraindications for polishing;
  • Explore the advantages to the patient and the responsibilities of the operator associated with coronal polishing;
  • Comprehend the anatomy, materials, tissue management and infection control needed to do quality polishing;
  • Practice the skills discussed to successfully coronal polish


$400, includes handouts, clinical supplies, breakfast and lunch.

Provided By

Creighton University School of Dentistry 
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education

Educational Credit

Creighton School of Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 CE Credits.

Accreditation Statement

Creighton 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Creighton University School of Dentistry, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. Faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an education presentation.

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Creighton University School of Dentistry
2109 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States