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Continuing education for Dental Assistants and Hygienists.

Insertion and Carving of Amalgam Restorations (DENT 1600)

You, as a Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist, can learn how to insert and carve amalgam restorations. You will learn dental amalgam restoration procedures and safety techniques, as well as practice your amalgam insertion and carving skills in this hands-on weekend course.

For more information contact Sandy Peach at or 306-775-7474.


  • Registered and licensed as a Dental Assistant (Level II) or Registered Dental Hygienist.
  • Successful completion of a course on the placement and removal of rubber dams, matrices, and wedges.
  • Successful completion of a course on the placement of liners and bases.
  • Employment in a dental practice.
  • Agreement by a mentor to prepare 20 cavity preparations on a dentoform manikin and instruct, supervise and evaluate preclinical requirements on a dentoform manikin and clinical requirements on dental practice patients.

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Related Courses

Dental Implant, Consultation & Surgery Course for Dental Assistants (DNTL 1605)

The purpose of this SIAST course is to provide information for registered dental assistants who are working with an implant surgeon or referring clients to an implant surgeon.  This course will not address the skills required by a registered dental assistant working within a restorative implant appointment.  Attendees will receive a comprehensive view of current clinical procedures related to surgical implantology.

In this course you will discuss the role of the dental assistant with respect to dental implants including determining an appropriate client, presenting implant cases to clients, assisting in the surgical dental implant appointment, recognizing various dental implant components, and maintaining proper dental implant records.

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Gingival Retraction Cord Workshop (DNTL 1602)

SIAST Wascana Campus will be offering a Gingival Retraction Cord Workshop.  The appropriate selection and placement of gingival retraction cord allows an accurate impression of a tooth preparation below the gingival margin.  In this course you will discuss the selection of retraction cord and practice its placement and removal on mannequins in the clinic.

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Temporary Crowns for Dental Assistants (DENT 1617)

In this course students will learn to fabricate, cement, place and remove custom temporary crowns.

Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must be currently licensed as a Dental Assistant

Minimum enrollment 9, maximum 18. Students are required to supply uniform or lab coat and safety glasses.

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