Pit and Fissure Sealant Couse: 3 Things You Need to Know


As a dental assistant, you’ll need to learn about sealants, how they work and the benefits they provide. In addition, you’ll be required to know about the back teeth, aka the molars and premolars, and how sealants can protect pits (small hollows) and fissures (grooves) on the back teeth’s biting surfaces against bacteria and food.

At Howard Healthcare Academy, we offer a Pit and Fissure Sealant course designed to teach you everything you need to know about the placement of sealants on a patient’s teeth for protection against cavities. This 16-hour certificate course features a lecture and hands-on lab that will illustrate each step of the sealant process as well.


So why should you consider our Pit and Fissure Sealant class over traditional dental assistant training courses provided by a college or university? Here are three things you need to know about our Pit and Fissure Sealant course and how it can help you move closer to becoming a successful dental assistant.


  1. Our class offers a distinct learning experience.

Let’s face it – becoming a dental assistant isn’t easy. And even though you may feel you have what it takes to thrive as a dental assistant, you’ll need a variety of skills to succeed.

For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes the employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 18 percent between 2014 and 2024. This means that more dental assistants are entering the field, creating greater competition among dental assistants nationwide.

Thanks to our Pit and Fissure Sealant course, however, you’ll gain expert insights into how sealants can prevent bacteria and food from getting into the tiny grooves in the back teeth.

Our Pit and Fissure Sealant course is taught by dental professionals who possess years of experience. Plus, our instructors combine classroom and hands-on lessons to ensure you can build your dental assistant skill set quickly.


  1. Our class will enable you to respond to patients’ pit and fissure sealant queries.

Getting pit and fissure sealants can be stressful for both a child and his or her parents. But with our Pit and Fissure Sealant course, you’ll be better equipped to alleviate patients’ concerns.

Our course ensures you understand when pit and fissure sealants should be applied to a child’s back teeth, how they protect the teeth against bacteria and food and much more. As a result, you’ll fully understand the benefits of pit and fissure sealants and can share this information with patients.


  1. Our class will help you build your confidence as a dental assistant.

Dental assistants face many challenges on a day-to-day basis. As such, possessing the skills and know-how to provide support in many areas is essential for dental assistants.

With our Pit and Fissure Sealant course, you can reap the benefits of an exceptional learning experience, one that ensures you’ll know how to help with pit and fissure sealants. In fact, our instructors will work with you, answer your questions and assist you in any way they can to help you build your confidence as a dental assistant.


Ready to enroll in our Pit and Fissure Sealant course? To learn more about this class and our other course offerings, please contact us today at (619) ACADEMY or info@howardacademy.com.

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