5 Weekend Dental Assisting Certificate Program

$2,500.00

Next Orientation:

Sat, February 4th – 12:00pm -2:00pm (please call to confirm)

In Session [SPACE OPEN]:
Fri, Feb 10th – Feb 12th
Fri, Feb 17th – Feb 19th
Fri, Feb 24th – Feb 26th
Fri, Mar 3rd – Mar 5th
Sat, Mar 11th – Sun, Mar 12th
Dental Assisting Program
Call Ms. Grant (626) 345-0005 Ext. 1 or email msgrant@adminstitute.com for future dates!

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Dental Assisting Program

Note:  This is an 80 hour course over 5 weekends, excluding holidays.

Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks. With this personal interaction, comes the personal satisfaction of knowing you’ve really helped someone by helping to provide a valuable health service. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include:

  • charting (anatomy)
  • passing and receiving instruments
  • retracting tissue/ apply suction to assist better vision of the operating field chair-side assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • infection control protocol
  • asking about the patient’s medical history
  • taking vitals
  • instrument identification
  • preparing tray set-ups
  • mixing materials
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (X-rays)
  • sterilizing instruments
  • sterilizing equipment/equipment care
  • handpiece care
  • helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g. scheduling appointmentsanswering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including
  • orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery
Students will learn and receive:
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Chair-side Assisting
  • Vital Signs
  • Instrument Identification
  • Tray set-ups
  • Terminology
  • 8-hour Infection Control certificate
  • 2-hour Dental Practice Act certificate
  • 32-hour Radiation Safety (X-ray) certificate
  • 12-hour Coronal Polish-certificate
  • CPR/BLS (American Red Cross) card
Certifications – Approved by the Dental Board of California and American Red Cross

Call or Email Ms Grant for more details

MsGrant@ADMinstitite.com

(626)345-0005 ext1

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