Coronal Polishing

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The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for Coronal Polishing on this website. If you have questions or concerns about the licensure process email

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 correction - 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:

The applicant is currently a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) issued by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), or the applicant is currently a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) issued by the Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification.  DANB Website and Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification Website 
The upload to your online application should include your DANB-CDA certificate with expiration dateOR your OCDAC-CODA certificate with expiration date.    

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:  
I. Medical documentation confirming the Hepatitis B vaccine was administered as scheduled with full dates. OR
II. Blood titer indicating immunity to the Hepatitis B virus – acceptable titer results are the following: (Reactive; or Positive; or >9.9). OR
III. Traditional Hepatitis B vaccine minimum requirement – medical documentation confirming that the first and second shots were administered (full dates of both), and the third shot (full date) is scheduled on a doctor's letterhead, or script pad, or appointment reminder card, OR
IV. Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Proof of one of the following Qualifications for the Coronal Polishing Certificate:

I. Certificate of completion of board-approved coronal polishing course AND proof of passing the standardization exam within ninety (90) days of application.  
The upload should include a copy of your coronal polishing course certificate of completion, and proof of passing the coronal polishing exam if represented separately. ​


II. Proof of current license/certification/credential issued by another state AND a copy of transcripts and/or certificate issued by education institution - must include hours and course content regarding coronal polishing exam.  
The upload should include a copy of your current license to perform coronal polishing duties issued by another state, and a copy of your transcripts and/or certificate issued by the education institution.

Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

eLicense Ohio PortalApply Online
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 TrainingApproved 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