Member Training Modules

Pediatric Dental Assistants Association Dentist examining girls teeth in the dentists chair with assista

Take a moment to review all of the incredible training modules available to Pediatric Dental Assistants Association members.

The modules and content are updated frequently, and with immediate, 24/7/365 access online for you and your team, you can rest assured knowing your membership in the PDAA is helping to further the education of yourself, or your pediatric dental assistants. And with added Q&A assessment for online training modules, you can track the progress of your PDA’s to ensure their training sticks!

Learn about all the other benefits afforded by membership with the PDAA.


1. Hygiene

Air Abrasion Cleaning of Tooth Prior to Sealant Placement
Coronal Polishing on Tooth Model
Coronal Polishing on Manikin
Cotton Roll Isolation Using Garmer Cotton Roll Holders
DryShield Isolation with Adult Manikin
DryShield Isolation with Child Manikin
DryShield Isolation with Premolar Sealants DryShield Isolation for Restorative Procedure DryShield Isolation with Sealants Cleaning and Sterilizing DryShield
Disclose and Toothbrush Prophy on 3 year old Child
Fluoride Varnish Application on Tooth Model
Fluoride Varnish Placement on Child Patient
Fluoride Varnish Placement on Older Patient
Fluoride Application on Patient using Trays
Hygiene Visit on 5 Year Old Child Oral Hygiene Instructions on Tooth Model
Sealant Placement on Manikin #29, 30, 31 after Prophy Brush Cleaning
Sealant Placement on Child – Tooth # 14 Using DriAngle Isolation
Sealant Placement on Patient – Tooth #30
Silver Diamine Fluoride Application

2. Radiology

Bitewing Xray on Patient With X-ray Set up
Bitewing X-Ray on Patient Lining up Sensor
Bitewing Radiograph on Child Manikin with Face
Bitewing Radiograph on Child Manikin – No Face Bitewing Radiograph Unsuccessful Attempt on Child
Bitewing Radiographs on 7 year old Child
Bitewing Radiograph with BW Tab – Manikin – No Face
Panoramic Radiograph
Panoramic Radiograph on Child
Panoramic Radiograph on Wiggly, Giggly Child
Maxillary Posterior PA with Snap-A-Ray – Manikin – No Face
Maxillary Anterior PA – Manikin no face
Anterior Periapical X-ray with Rinn – Manikin
Periapical X-Ray using Bisecting Technique
Periapical X-ray Set-up with Rinn- Manikin – No Face
Periapical Radiographs on Child Manikin -No Face with Snap-R-ray
Radiographs – Diagnosing Decay and Treatment Planning

3. Impressions/models

Mixing Alginate Impression Material
Impression Taking Using Alginate
Yellow Wax bite
Pour Up Impressions with Stone
Stone Model Trimming

4. Assisting

Nitrous Oxide – Setting up Equipment
Placing Topical Anesthetic
Preparing the Local Anesthetic Syringe
Restorative and Sealants on 3 year Old Child
Behavior Management 4 year old
Restorative Procedure Restorative Procedure on 5 year old – No Local Anesthetic
Restorative Treatment Teeth K,L,S,T with IPC
Matrix Bands – Types and Placement
Demonstration of Suctioning on Manikin
Four Handed Dentistry Demonstration
Direct/Indirect Pulp Cap with Dycal
Indirect Pulp Cap using Dycal (IPC)
Mixing Dycal
Pulpotomy with IRM
Mixing Neo MTA Plus
Fit Bands
Chairside Space Maintainer
Fit a SSC – Typodont
Fit a SSC – Manikin
SSC – Trim and Contour
SSC – Fit and Bioactive Cement
Rubber Dam Initial Set-up on Model using Stamp
Rubber Dam Placement on Manikin with Stamp Split Dam Technique
Unilateral Split Dam Technique Using Inch Square Template Bilateral Split Dam Technique Using Inch Square Template
Rubber Dam Punched in a T Shape
Remove Rubber Dam

5. Protective Stabilization

Protective Stabilization Patient Placement

6. Sterilization

Set Up Operatory for Restorative Procedure
Sterilization Ultrasonic Machine and Statim Sterilizer
Sterilization – Break Down Operatory

7. Photography

Intraoral Views
Orthodontic Records
Retractors and Mirrors

8. Communication

Are you an Effective Leader?
Basic Communications 101
Be a Great Communicator
Business Breakthroughs for Lasting Success – Janice Hurley audio podcast
Charismatic People
Confidence is a Gift You can give Yourself
Counterproductive Communication
Communication Skills in Pediatric Dental Offices – Interview with Shelly Short
Life Skills – Interview with Shelly Short
Executive Coaching Tips for a Powerful Meeting Presence
First Impressions
Powerful Perceptions
Successful Handshake

9. Workshops

Dental Terms – Convert to Child-Friendly Terms
Develop Scripting for Your Office
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication – Body Language          Risk Management

10. Behavior Guidance

Behavior Guidance Basic Principles
Behavior Guidance Age 0 – 3
Behavior Guidance Age 3 – 6
Behavior Guidance Age 6 – 12
Behavior Guidance Age 12 – 18
Behavior Guidance Special Health Care Needs

11. Marketing

External Marketing
Internal marketing

12. Practice Management

Fluoride
Infection Control: Part 1 and 2
Morning Huddle – Interview with Shelley Short
Pit & Fissure Sealants
Primary Tooth Pulp Therapy
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Treatment Plan Presentations

13. Risk Management

RM Presentation Overview
Part 1- Why dental professional liability claims are alleged
Part 2- The risk management process
Part 3- Financial dispute issues
Part 4- Common communication issues
Part 5- Infection control
Part 6- Protective stabilization
Part 7- Risk factors associated with pediatric dentistry
Part 8- Informed consent
Part 9- Post-op and follow-up care
Part 10- Patient records
Part 11- Why it matters!