Coronal Polishing

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Please provide the necessary information/documentation required for processing your application.

You will be notified via email if any information/documentation is missing or not accepted. 

Please allow up to 20 calendar days to process a complete application.


Coronal Polishing Certification - OAC 4715-11-03.1 One clarification - Application fee is 19.00. 

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items, or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

A Coronal Polishing applicant must provide proof of the following:

Coronal Polishing
Rule 4715-11-03.1 Coronal Polishing Certification

Be currently certified by:

The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), OR

The Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (CODA)

Due to recent legislative changes the Board now accepts the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Examination. 4715.39

Application Upload:

Copy of DANB, CODA, or RDA certification with current expiration date.

And one of the of the following options:


Have successfully completed an approved training program; AND

Have successfully passed standardized testing immediately following (within 60 days) successful completion of a skills assessment component of an approved training program.

Application Upload:

Coronal Polishing Education Certificate of Completion; AND

Proof of Passing the Standardized Test – Minimum passing score is 75%.

Certified assistants who do not submit the application and appropriate documentation for a coronal polishing certificate within ninety (90) days after successful completion of the standardized testing must retake the training program in its entirety including, but not limited to, successful completion of standardized testing.




Current license, certificate, or other credential issued by another State *that the board determines uses standards that are at least equal to the Ohio State Dental Board.

Application Upload:

Copy of out-of-state coronal polishing license with current expiration date AND

Copy of coronal polishing education certificate of completion and/or transcripts.

* Ohio State Dental Board education standards for coronal polishing:

Program must include a minimum of seven (7) hours of course work of which three (3) are didactic and four (4) are (pre) clinical.  The training shall include courses in:

Basic dental anatomy; and Infection control; and Coronal polishing which consists of didactic, preclinical, and clinical instruction; and A clinical skills assessment that includes successful completion of a standardized examination.

Ohio Dental Board-Approved Coronal Polishing Training Program 

Mailing / Public Address: The address should be the same for both and should be your home address. Only the city and state show up on the public look-up. 
Employment History 
Education History - Type "Other" to enter education institutions that are not found. 
Background Questions - Personal Statement (Brief explanation including date, and incident), and Court Documentation required for convictions. 
Other Required Uploads: 

Identification Photo: Must be a current, unobstructed, full face identification-type photo (color, forward-facing, head and shoulders only) – NO FILTERS

Proof of Hepatitis B Immunity:  

Hepatitis B Requirements

Rule 4715-20-01 Patient and personal protection

Immunization – All dentists and dental health care workers must show evidence of immunity to or immunization against the Hepatitis B virus


IMMUNITY – Positive/Reactive/>10 Hepatitis B Antibody Titer

Application Upload:

Hepatitis B Antibody Titer Result


IMMUNIZATION – Vaccination Record

Application Upload:

*Traditional 3-Dose Vaccine – Vaccination record indicating three (3) dates the vaccine was administered, or

2-Dose Vaccine – Vaccination record indicating two (2) dates the Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) vaccine was administered – Vaccine name must be clearly indicated.

*Vaccination records indicating the first and second Hepatitis B vaccine was administered; and the third shot date is scheduled on a doctor’s letterhead, script pad, or appointment reminder card.


WAIVER – Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Application Upload:

Hepatitis B waiver form completed by a physician.

Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

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Fee: $19.00 / No Renewal (never expires) – however you must keep your CDA certificate current through either DANB or CODA to perform Coronal Polishing duties.


Coronal Polishing Certification - Please Review Section (B) OAC 4715-11-03.1

Initial Training - Approved Coronal Polishing Courses

Additional Coronal Polishing Certificate Information

Permitted Duties - Please Review Section (B) - ORC 4715.39

Dentists May Supervise Dental Auxiliaries, Basic Qualified Personnel, Certified Assistants, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary - Please Review Section (C) - OAC 4715-11-01


Permissible Practices

Permissible Practices Documentation for Dental Assistants - OAC 4715-12-01 

Basic Qualified Personnel

Monitoring of nitrous oxide-oxygen (N2O-Oc2) minimal sedation - OAC 4715-11-02.1 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  

Dental Assistant Radiographer Certificate - Application Required - OAC 4715-12-02

Certified Dental Assistant 

Pit and fissure sealants - OAC 4715-11-03 (B)(1) Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work. 

Coronal Polishing Certificate – Application Required - OAC 4715-11-03.1

Practice when the dentist is not physically present -  OAC 4715-11-03.2 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  Medical Emergencies Course

Hepatitis B Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  1. Hepatitis B Vaccine information and 2. Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) Vaccine