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Pre-Dental: Intro to Clinical Dentistry Techniques

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Saturday, 01/20/18 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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Course Description

The Pre-Dental Clinical Simulation Courses consist of a series of hands-on preclinical exercises and laboratory procedures that provide participants with a better understanding of dental school and the profession.The Series is developed to build on the knowledge gained from previous courses and participants must enroll in the course series in a sequential manner.  

The Pre-Dental Clinical Simulation Course I is an introduction to clinical dentistry techniques.  Participants will learn how to use dental hand instrument properly by completing tooth waxing exercises with utilizing manual dexterity techniques such as finger dexterity, reaction time, and arm-hand steadiness.  Participants will also set denture teeth and create natural looking gingival tissue, called festooning.   These exercises help participants learn tooth anatomy and the arrangement of the dentition (teeth).

The Series is developed to build on the knowledge gained from previous courses. These abilities are necessary for precision work. It is highly recommended that participants enroll in the course series in a sequential manner.

Course Schedule

8:30 a.m... - 9:00 a.m. - Registration 
9:00 a.m... - 6:00 p.m. - Presentation (Lunch included)

Instructor Bio

Mark Hunt Sr., CDT

Mark Hunt Sr., has been an instructor for the Vinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Series at UCLA Dental School and Pre-Dental Societies in Northern and Southern California since 1992.  His experience in clinical dentistry techniques of over 35 years at UCLA includes managing the Teaching Laboratories and the Professional Laboratories, Bench Instructor in 101-Tooth Waxing, and assisted in numerous research projects in bio-materials.  His passion for mentoring pre-dental students is demonstrated by his involvement in establishing the expansion of the UCLA Undergrad Volunteer Program for pre-dental students, supervising the UCLA Three-Dimensional Dental Teaching Aids Department, and Founder of the UCLA Pre-Dental Club, presently known as the UCLA Pre- Dental Student Outreach Program.

Educational Objectives and Benefits

  • Hands-on techniques of hot dropping wax patterns and shapes
  • The behavior of wax flow and solidification
  • A step-by-step procedure of reconstructing a mandibular molar
  • Setting upper and lower anterior denture teeth
  • Denture festooning technique

Required Materials

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This course is considered a  pre-requisite to the Pre-Dental Course II. 


Additional Information

Certificate Program

Participants who complete all courses is the series are eligible for a Certificate of Completion

Letter of Recommendation
Mr. Hunt will prepare a letter of recommendation, based on your laboratory performance, for your application to dental school.


ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education Logos

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program 

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