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What is Coronal Polishing?

To begin, coronal polishing is a non-invasive dental procedure aimed at removing stains, plaque, and calculus from the surface of your teeth. Further, this treatment focuses on the visible crown portion of the tooth, leading to a smoother and more radiant appearance. For example, a dental professional will meticulously polish each tooth with the use of specialized polishing tools and polishing agents. Thus, revealing a refreshed and polished smile.

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How Dental Assistants Help with Coronal Polishing?

To start, dental assistants play a pivotal role in ensuring the success and effectiveness of coronal polishing. First and foremost, they assist the dentist in preparing the dental operatory for the procedure. Additionally, they ensure that all the necessary instruments and materials are readily available. Thus, creating a smooth and seamless workflow.

Once the patient is comfortably seated, dental assistants effectively communicate with them. Dental assistants provide clear instructions on what to expect during the coronal polishing procedure. Afterward, they address any questions or concerns. Consequently, putting the patient at ease and promoting a positive dental experience.

Throughout the procedure, dental assistants work hand in hand with the dentist. For example, passing instruments and polishing agents as needed. Furthermore, they closely monitor the patient’s comfort level and provide reassurance, making adjustments as necessary.

In conjunction with the dentist, dental assistants ensure the safe and precise application of polishing agents during coronal polishing. Subsequently, they skillfully use polishing tools, applying gentle pressure to remove stains and plaque. 

Moreover, dental assistants actively engage with patients post-coronal polishing. For example, offering advice on maintaining the newfound brilliance of their smile. Furthermore, they may provide insights into proper oral hygiene practices. For example, the importance of regular dental check-ups to sustain the luminous effect.

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The Impact of Coronal Polishing:


Coronal polishing brings about a transformation in the appearance of your teeth. Similarly to how a gemstone sparkles after being polished. Most importantly, the procedure removes unsightly stains caused by various factors such as tea, coffee, tobacco, or certain foods, revealing a whiter, fresher smile.

In addition, by eliminating plaque and calculus, coronal polishing promotes oral health. Consequently, preventing potential dental issues such as cavities and gum disease. Thus, patients can maintain a healthy and radiant smile, elevating their confidence and leaving a memorable impression on others.

How Do You Get Certified?

Here’s what you have to do to earn your certificate:

  • Obtain a high school diploma GED
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunization
  • Take a written and clinical exam, achieving a score of 75% or higher
  • Show proficiency removing supragingival calculus using a rubber coronal polishing cup on three patients who are over the age of 18
  • Complete 12 clock hours
Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting. Coronal Polishing certificate.

Coronal Polishing – Conclusion:

Coronal polishing is an artful dental procedure. However, it not only brightens smiles but also contributes to overall oral health. You can be a part of this rewarding career in as little as 12 weeks. In fact, many of our students find jobs before they finish our course. Dental assisting is a rewarding career were you have positive impacts on patients and their smiles.  Unlike nursing, this healthcare profession also benefits from better working hours.

Don’t hesitate any longer. Book a free tour of our school. Our classes are small and hands-on. We also offer financing to help you pay for school. Did we mention that classes, at least currently, are only twice a week and they’re held in the afternoon. This helps our students take care of there other responsibilities throughout the day. Don’t just our take our word, listen to what our students have to say.

Based on 25 reviews
Karen Herrera
Karen Herrera
February 8, 2024.
This course was really cool to take personally for me i like fast paced courses so this one was perfect & the intructors Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Victoria are always there to guide us when we have questions & Sophie as well! I’ve really enjoyed my time at this school i have learned so much in the span of these few months, i’m definitely ready to start a new career in the dental field! 🤩✨🦷😁
Brissa Haro
Brissa Haro
November 9, 2023.
Mrs.Lindsey is the absolute BEST ! Overall the school is amazing, you get hands on experience basically right away which for me helped SOOO much! I recommend this school to anyone looking to get started in their dental career (:
Wendy Ayala
Wendy Ayala
November 9, 2023.
I live in Lompoc🥲 and i loved class even though it was a long drive….. it was so worth it! Everyone is so helpful and Mrs. Lindsey is super funny, helpful, and flexible even for me living far. Im also glad class was only a few weeks compared to other schools which are a year or more. Tests and quizzes were easy as long as you studied! Would recommend 10/10!! Im about to finish next week on Monday!!!!
Lindsey Barone
Lindsey Barone
October 31, 2023.
I love working for this school and seeing all of my students blossom in the dental field ❤️
Makayla McNulty
Makayla McNulty
July 27, 2023.
This school has been the best experience!! Ever since I started here I’ve felt so welcomed and appreciated! A big shout out to Ms.Val for being my role model and being able to teach me everything I know today! I’ve very thankful for both Ms.Lindsey and Ms.Val for helping me through school!
Saray Martinez
Saray Martinez
July 27, 2023.
I really enjoyed my experience. Fast paced program but the teachers made easy and fun to learn. Ms. Val was always so helpful.
Christina Fossile
Christina Fossile
March 17, 2022.
This is definitely a great program for someone wanting to enter the field and start working right away! The instructors are super helpful and teach you everything you need to know to succeed. They even help you get experience and jobs right away and set you up for success after graduating!! I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the field!
Allan Fuentes.
Allan Fuentes.
November 18, 2021.
Recently graduated from Santa Clarita Dental Assisting school and its the best school to get your certification. Teachers are Great, program in general is fantastic! If your looking to get your certificate i would highly recommend it!
Heather Durant
Heather Durant
November 18, 2021.
If your looking for a dental assisting school, look no further!! Miss Lindsey is an amazing instructor and will help you with job placement immediately. She cares about her students and makes learning fun!! Rachael and Angel are so patient and eager to help everyone. I really enjoyed the hands on learning experience and will be forever grateful to everyone that helped me through this course. Thank you Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting !!


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