Welcome to the Department of Dental Education website. The department includes three dental programs: dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology. Although the three programs are careers within the dental profession, each of the three dental education programs are very different. We encourage you to review each website and then make an appointment with a program advisor. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Dental Education
SAVE THE DATE!
Applicants to the Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratory Programs - if you are accepted to one of the three professional dental education programs that starts Fall 2013, you MUST attend the Friday, July 12, 2013 College of Health and Human Services and dental program orientation. This is an all day event. Orientation details will be sent to the students accepted to the dental programs. Good luck to all applicants!
The Restorative course will run 10 weeks starting May 29, 2013. There will be no class the week of July 4. The course will be all day Wednesdays. Registration is now open. There are only 14 positions available. You must be a graduate of an ADA program. View the flyer from the link above for all the details.
The Indiana State Board of Dentistry approved in 2011 additional functions for Indiana dental assistants. IPFW is offering coronal polishing and fluoride application certification courses on June 8, August 10 and November 9. $495 for each course or $850 for both courses. Registration must be completed at least two weeks before the course occurs.
IPFW will sponsor the didactic instruction (to be completed online) and the laboratory requirements on peers. The clinical requirements will be completed in the dental practice. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each course to be publicly displayed in the dental office.
Registration is being handled through IPFW Continuing Studies Office at 260-481-6619 or at IPFW Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application Course Schedule
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A student who has not met clinical requirements by the first day of classes (August 26, 2013 fall semester) or January 13, 2014 (spring semester) will be dropped from clinical course(s) and any co-requisite course(s). Being removed from the course(s) may result in forfeit of financial aid. Neither class or clinical space will be held for any student dropped by the deadline, therefore, if the class is full you will not be able to register.
THIS POLICY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL EDUCATION.
Clinical requirements must be turned in to the College of Health and Human Services Student Success Center (SSC) in NF 120 by the policy deadlines.