This exciting hands-on Dental Assistant program prepares the student to work as a front and back office dental assistant, a vital member in a dental office team. Training is done in a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. How to read and up keep dental records, preparing patients for treatment and working chairside with dentists as they examine and treat patients are thoroughly covered in this program as well as training in instrument preparation and patient after-care. Dental Assistants are also trained thoroughly in all office procedures and protocol including appointment and treatment recording, billing and payment receipt and dental supply ordering.
This rapid certification training prepares a student for a profession as a dental assistant. You will train in the basic dental anatomy and physiology, as well as a thorough study of skills needed for your new profession, including dental health, infection control, charting, radiology, instrument and equipment prep, and lab techniques. Your program is concluded with a vital externship, providing experience in a work place setting.
Dental care is a high-need health care field as most offices require two or more dental assistants and many people see their dentist several times a year. The field is also expanding with the flourishing interest in cosmetic dentistry. And that means great job prospects for you as a high-quality dental assistant.