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​ACADEMICS

Why Become a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants are in very high demand.  This occupation is growing much faster than others. With the ongoing research with your oral health and general health there is an increase of preventive dental services.  There will always be a need for quality dental assistants.  This is a high paced career with new challenges every day.  If you are an enthusiastic person, have a willingness to learn, and a love for dentistry this career is for YOU!  When entering the dental field as a dental assistant you have many more opportunities for growth into other areas of dentistry. 

*Many dental assistants will continue their education and training into becoming a:

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Dental Lab technician

Dental Hygientist (RDH)

Dental Administrator or Office Manager

Dentist (DMD)

Dental Sale Representative

What skills will you learn with us in 13 weeks?
 

  • Infection control and sterilization

  • Prepare the dental operatory for dental procedures

  • An understanding of HIPAA and OSHA regulations

  • Dental terminology

  • Proper charting

  • Identify dental instrumentation

  • Perform dental radiographs (xrays)

  • Patient education and home care

  • Compare and contrast multiple dental specialties
     

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