Dental Continuing Education Courses

Dental Assistant: Coronal Polish and Fissure Sealant

Following the guidelines of the Illinois Dental Practice Act, this course is designed to provide participating dental assistants with the proper background knowledge and clinical experience in coronal polishing to enable them to perform this procedure in a practice setting. A written exam is required for course completion. Students must have more than 1,000 hours of clinical assisting experience to qualify.
Please note: Participants must agree to act as a patient for coronal polishing. Each participant must follow OSHA guidelines for infection control and use of clinical Personal Protective Equipment (mask, gloves, eye-wear, and clinic gown or lab coat).

Classes are offered during the fall and spring semester, we are currently enrolling for the Spring 2021 semester.

Sunday, April 11
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
BDENT-0200-001, $495

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Dental Hygiene: Four-Day Local Anesthesia Clinical Course

This four-day course satisfies the State of Illinois requirements allowing dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Learn the skill sand knowledge for safe and effective administration of local anesthesia in dental hygiene practice.

Please note: Students must agree to receive, as well as administer, injections. Hygienists who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or at medical risk for any other reasons should seek the consent of their primary physician before registering. The guidelines for this course will follow the Illinois Dental Practice Act.

Classes are offered during the fall and spring semester, we are currently enrolling for the Spring 2021 semester.

Saturday and Sunday, May 15,16, 22, and 23
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BDENT-0310-001, $999

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 will be online (some exceptions apply).