7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Orthodontic Skill Review-Hands on Program: (Not for the COA Exam)


Instructor:  Virginia Rocha, COA, RDA



This program is a review of a variety of Dental Assisting Duties in an Orthodontic Dental Practice.
Some of these duties require an assistant to be an RDA.
This program will review the:
  • Palmer notation system , also known as the Military System, to designate a number to a specific tooth.
  • Orthodontic Tray setups
  • Brackets
  • Bands
  • Separators
  • Arch wires
  • Intra-oral camera pictures-which are essential in an Orthodontic Practice.
This program will provide the participant with an overview of the dental assistants role in an Orthodontic Practice. 
If you have ever wanted to work in Ortho or need a refresher, this is the program for you.
Credits:       4 CEU’s
Instructor:  Virginia Rocha, COA, RDA
Dentistry has been my passion for the last 35 years . My entry into the medical/dentistry started many years ago when I was training for my EMT license at UMDNJ. Shortly after, I went back to school and graduated as a dental assistant with an x-ray license, CDA and RDA. At first I wasn’t sure exactly which specialty I wanted to pursue but after working in general practice , oral surgery and pediatric dentistry I found my fit in orthodontics.  One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives.  Working all these years in this field has lead to many learning and working opportunities for me such as owning my own orthodontic lab and teaching CPR for St.Joseph’s Hospital and here at Dental Studies Institute.  Another passion of mine is my family! I enjoy spending time with my husband, my 2 children and my grandson. They enrich my life every day.

Additional information


Sunday March 31, 2019 Time: 9 am to 1pm, Sunday April 28, 2019 Time: 9am to 1pm