Dental Assistant II

Course Outline

The dental assistant can contribute to the process of completing a crown or bridge on a patient by directly assisting the doctor and by working on her own creating temporaries, etc. This course is not intended to replace existing techniques that work well for the doctor and the dental assistant. The course will provide a basic technique the assistant may use in the process of completing the crown or bridge.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

  1. Assist the dentist in the process of completing a crown or bridge on a patient.
  2. Take the primary impression of the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
  3. Assist the dentist in constructing a temporary crown.
  4. Assist the dentist in making gold anodized aluminum crown.
  5. List the advantages and disadvantages of anodized aluminum crowns.
  6. Assist the dentist in making polycarbonate crown.
  7. Assist the dentist in making transplant crown forms.
  8. Assist the dentist in making stainless-steel crowns.

Course Contents

Dental Assisting II

Crown and Bridge

  • Primary Impression
  • Disposable Plastic Trays
  • Possible Problems
  • The Gagging Reflex
  • Preparation

The Impression

  • Packing the Abutments with Gingi-Pak Cord
  • Materials
  • Possible Problems
  • Impression
  • Materials
  • The Compressed Impression
  • Possible Problems
  • Bite Registration
  • Materials
  • Flat Baseplate Wax Bite
  • Mushbite
  • Short Wax Method
  • Acrylic Bite


  • The Pour
  • Materials
  • The Impression Pour
  • Alginate Pour
  • Possible Problems

Temporary Crown

  • Impression Technique
  • Materials
  • Possible Problems

Gold Anodized Aluminum Crown

  • Materials
  • Procedure
  • Rules to Follow
  • Possible Problems

Polycarbonate (Ion) Crown

  • Materials

Transparent Crown Forms (Cellulose Acetate)

  • Materials
  • Possible Problems

Stainless-Steel Crowns

Stainless-Steel Preparation

  • Materials
  • Areas of Concern
  • Possible Problems

Primary Stainless-Steel Crown