Recognizing the potential for our dental assistant students to enhance their career opportunities, Brightwood College now offers students and graduates the opportunity to earn the Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate required to perform these specific dental assistant tasks.
Our Pit and Fissure Sealants course is offered as part of our current Dental Assistant Diploma program and also as a stand-alone program.*
The objective of the Pit and Fissure Sealants course is to provide you with knowledge and skills needed to successfully apply sealants in a clinical setting. In this course, students are taught infection control protocol and regulations, emergency procedures, patient selection criteria, and examination requirements for pit and fissure sealants.
Topics include tooth anatomy and physiology, tooth morphology, salivary system characteristics, sealant contraindications, and concepts of bonding and sealant placement.
Students are required to apply pit and fissure sealants on four clinical patients to meet Dental Board of California regulations.†
The Pit and Fissure Sealants course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Brightwood College will issue graduates a Pit and Fissure Certificate upon successful completion.
Please review the Admission Information > Applicants for Short Courses section of the course catalog for your chosen campus for details about enrolling in continuing education courses (short courses) at Brightwood College.
Information about the refund policy can be found under the Financial Information section of your campus course catalog.
Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses; finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.
* Restrictions may apply; please contact us for more information.
† Students must prepare, etch, apply, and finish pit and fissure sealants on five prepared typodont teeth at 75 percent proficiency. Students must prepare, etch, apply, and finish a minimum of four patients with four virgin, non-restored, natural teeth at 75 percent proficiency. Refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards section of the school’s current catalog for a complete description of the policy.
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