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Registered Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions - Explanation of Coronal Polishing Certificate

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I need a copy of my coronal polishing certificate, but I lost it, what do I do?
    • You can request a new certificate from the provider who taught the course.
  • I am moving out of state, and the new state needs verification of my coronal polishing certification.  I sent the certificate to the Dental Board (Board) to be put on my license, and I no longer have it, what do I do?
    • What you are ultimately requesting is a certification of your license. You need to make your request to the Board in writing, along with the $25 fee for a certification of a license.  The coronal polishing information will be included in the license certification.
  • I sent my request for a license certification 2 weeks ago, how long does it take?

    • The license certification process takes approximately 4 weeks, plus mailing time.

Approved Courses

Visit our approved courses web page.

Verification of Completion

Providers of coronal polishing courses are not required to provide completion information to the Board.  It is the attendee's responsibility to track and maintain their completion certificates.

The Board can not provide a duplicate certificate for coronal polishing.

Verification of completion of coronal polishing is to be retrieved from the provider who taught the course if taken within the last 5 years.

If the course was taken longer than 5 years ago, you may need to retake the course.

If you need to retake the course, please see the list of approved courses.

Licensees

As a licensee, if your coronal polishing certification is documented on your license, you can request a license certification.  You can make your request to the Board in writing along with the $25 fee for a certification of a license.  The coronal polishing information will be included in the license certification.

 

For more information, contact (916) 263-2925