Vinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Courses Hosted at UCLA 

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Before or after you take the DAT, manual dexterity is an important ability to have before going to dental school. The Vinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Courses test participants Manual Dexterity based upon a point system. The Instructor and TA’s directly input and distribute grades for each assignment. Grades for each assignment can be calculated as points and letter grades upon completing the 1 and two-day courses. It is important that each participant complete the Tooth Waxing Part 1 and Part 2 or Denture Course Part 1 and 2 to qualify for a Letter of Recommendation.

Our courses are specifically designed to assist participants to improve in their individual abilities in fine motor skills, also Eye- hand coordination. Superior eye-hand coordination is critical to ensuring the safety of patients and the integrity of the dental profession. The participants include: Pre-Dental Students, Dental Assistants, Dental Technicians, Dental Hygienists and International Dentist.

Each course goes into detailed instructions and illustrations that will help participants through the construction process in a step-by-step manner. It also helps each participant to get a quick start to practice manual dexterity before dental school. Manual dexterity is an important ability to have, because it is a requirement for dental school.

No experience required!!


Pre-Dental Beginner Tooth Waxing and Denture Course (intro course)

Learning Objectives

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

1 Day Course 


  |April 7     

June 2    |  September 8    |   October 20  

November 17    |   December 1 




Required Course Materials:  Beginner Course Kit: $165


Participants MUST pay for the Dental Kit which is paid Separately from the course fee
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, April 7, 2018
$165.00
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, June 2, 2018
$165.00
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, September 8, 2018
$165.00
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, October 20, 2018
$165.00
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, November 17, 2018
$165.00
UCLA Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course Kit, December 1, 2018
$165.00


Pre-Dental Tooth Waxing

Anterior Teeth of Maxillary Arch and Posterior Teeth of Mandibular Arch

Pre-Requisite: All participants must take the “Beginner Tooth Waxing and Denture Course” before registering for this advanced course.

Learning Objectives

• Learn the basics of tooth anatomy and occlusal surfaces
• Learn a rapid waxing technique of extensive occlusal rehabilitation of anterior and posterior tooth structure
• Identify, explain, drawing exercises and self-test prior final exam
• Utilization of dental hand instruments and waxing techniques
• Correctly name parts of the tooth numbers 6 though 11 and 19 and 30

2 Day Course 

December 9-10  

 2 Day Course 2018

   |   June 16-17 

October 6-7 


Course Fee (Saturday and Sunday): $145
Required Course Materials:  Tooth Waxing Kit: $295

Participants MUST pay for the Dental Kit which is paid Separately from the course fee

UCLA Tooth Waxing Part 1 and 2 Course Kit, December 9,10, 2017
$295.00
UCLA Tooth Waxing Part 1 and 2 Course Kit, June 16,17, 2018
$295.00
UCLA Tooth Waxing Part 1 and 2 Course Kit, October 6,7, 2018
$295.00

Pre-Dental Quadrant Denture

Pre-Requisite: All participants must take the “Beginner Tooth Waxing and Denture Course” before registering for this advanced course.

Learning Objectives

• Behavior of wax hot flow and solidification to contour gingiva surface
• Learn a step-by-step procedure of the anterior and posterior teeth 
• Identification of upper and lower anterior denture teeth
• The art of arranging plastic teeth
• Gingiva contouring of both the upper and lower arches
• Teeth arrangement and anatomical landmarks
• Wax-up and festooning techniques
• 3 steps of setting mandibular posterior teeth
• Written examination

2 Day Course   2018 Dates:

April 21-22   |   July 21-22 

September 22-23 

Course Fee (Saturday and Sunday): $145
Required Course Materials:  Quadrant Denture Kit: $295

UCLA Quadrant Denture Part 1 and 2 Course Kit, April 21,22, 2018
$295.00
UCLA Quadrant Denture Course Part 1 and 2 Kit, July 21,22, 2018
$295.00
UCLA Quadrant Denture Course Part 1 and 2 Kit, September 22,23, 2018
$295.00

Pre-Dental - Impression and Cast Making Course

Learning Objectives

• Learn to hand mix dental materials
• Learn adequate alginate impressions
• Learn to trim dental model to proper dimensional height for study purposes
• Learn to use Techniques on (dental model trimmer and dental vibrator)

1 Day Course   

Call Tina Cody for Registration at : 310- 825-6238

July 7, 2018      

Course Fee: (per date) $145
Required Course Materials:  Impression Course Kit: $165

UCLA Dental Impression and Cast making Course Kit, July 7, 2018
$165.00
 Vinmar Solutions 1- 5 Day Pre-Dental Courses Hosted at
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 1994.  His experience in clinical dentistry techniques of over 35 years at UCLA includes managing the Teaching Laboratories and the Professional Laboratories. Mr. Hunt has now partnership with Dr. Richard Stevenson Professor of Clinical Dentistry and past chairman of Operative Dentistry at UCLA. Dr. Stevenson's teaching Institute is called , located in standings California. For more details "click on the Logo".

The Vinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Golden Hands Performance Award





The Vinmar Solutions Golden Hands Performance Award honors selected individuals who have accomplished or have met certain requirements in their abilities to exercise fine motor control and possess excellent eye hand coordination.

This award also, identifies selfless individuals who have worked together to assist other participants to achieve their motor skills without seeking to put oneself in the spotlight or credit for his or her efforts.

The nominees will be selected by the Vinmar Solutions Course Director and selected TA's during the pre-dental courses. This will also include participants taking part in the courses. (The participants includes: Pre-Dental Students, Dental Assistants, Dental Technicians, Dental Hygienists and International Dentist.)

The nominees will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Have registered for the Beginners Tooth Waxing and Denture Course to qualify as a nominee.
  2. And have passed 2 Pre-Dental Courses and have completed the Polymer Clay Model Study Block.
  3. Have displayed outstanding performance in eye- hand coordination, good steady hands and stamina.
  4. Shown strong interpersonal skills as a people person. Interacting with other participants and had listened to instructions.
  5. Great communication skills with the ability to explain technical and dental terminology.
  6. Have displayed compassion and honesty toward his or her work projects. Also showed honesty at judging other participants work projects.
  7. Good problem solver in making corrections in areas needed on his or her work projects. Having the ability to be exact in his or her work and the ability to pay attention to details in his or her work assignments.

If you want to join the ranks of the best of the best, this is your opportunity to make your performance count. Remember, its putting forth the effort that count, which sharpens your fine motor skills in manual dexterity for dental school. Dental school admissions committees expect that applicants have worked hard to develop these skills prior to admission. And most important, these one-of-a-kind courses will assist you in developing an unselfish attitude in helping  you to think about what is good for other people, not just about your own advantage, which is one of the qualities of leadership in the dental profession.

The recipient:

 Will receive this award upon completing and passing the Tooth Waxing Course Part 1 or 2 and the Quadrant Denture Course Part 1 and 2, along with completing the Polymer Clay Study Block. Added to the Golden Hand Performance Award the recipient will be given a Certification of Completion from the UCLA Continuing Education Programs and a personal Letter of Recommendation from the Pre-Dental Course Director/Instructor. Vinmar Solutions, “Is putting eyes and hands to work”.

Register  at UCLA School of Dentistry "Continuing Dental Education"

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Viinmar Solutions Pre-Dental Polymer Clay Tooth # 30 Study

For Pre-Dental Students, Dental Students, Dental Technicians, and Dental Assistants
What's New? The Vinmar Solutions Dental Assistant Study Block 

Practice making restorative dental impressions on tooth number 8, 19, and 30.

Practice making full arch impressions on either the upper or lower jaw or partial coverage tray impressions. Make alginate impressions, polysulfide impressions, polyether impressions and condensation silicone putty impressions.

Practice using matrix bands devices for temporary filling.

Practice placing temporary fillings.

Practice making temporary crowns.

Practice how to load a tofflemire matrix band and matrix band placement.

Practice taking impressions, pouring, trim and evaluate the quality of diagnostic casts.

Practice carving amalgams. (Columbia typodont Ivorine teeth cavity preps can be used on this device).

Students can use the Vinmar Solutions Dental Assistant Study Block at their convenience at home, school and dental office.

With the accessories it will include: DDP Tofflemire Matrix Retainer, Professional Oral Kit, Matrix Bands Tofflemire .0015 Adult Universal #1, mixing bowl, mixing spatula, six packs of alginate. (Not included will be, facemask, gloves, dental cement, silicone putty and accelerator).


Vinmar Solutions Dental Assistant Study Block Kit with Accessories
$225.00
Vinmar Solutions Dental Assistant Study Block Kit (without accessories)
$175.00

The Vinmar Solutions Dental Assistant Study Block Practice Model

Teaching Aid for RDA’s and Dental Assistants

Counter

Session 1: Taking alginate impressions in a dental chair and countertop

Session 2: Assemble a tofflemire matrix band and matrix band placement

Session 3: Making a temporary crown


Session 4: Video Quizzes


Registration

UCLA School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Box 951668, Room A0-121

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone:  (310) 206-8388

Fax: (310) 206-5281

Contact: Cristina Cody (310)825-6238

E-Mail: tcody@dentistry.ucla.edu

UCLA 1 Day and 2 Days Hands-on Pre-Dental Courses

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