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The educationally qualified dental assistant is a highly competent individual possessing skills and knowledge of value in patient care.  The assistant is able to relieve the dentist of those activities that do not require the dentist’s professional skill and judgement.  However, the responsibilities assigned to the assistant are limited by the regulations of the dental practice act of the state in which he or she practices.

As a member of the dental health team, the assistant has very definite obligations and responsibilities to the dentist, the patients and the other team members. Depending on the size of the dental practice and the way it is organized, dental assistants may be expected to perform a variety of clinical, office and laboratory duties.  In small, single dentist practices, dental assistants may manage the office in addition to their clinical responsibilities, arranging and confirming appointments, receiving patients, keeping treatment records, sending bills, receiving payments, and ordering dental supplies and materials.

Our comprehensive training program provides a thorough theoretical and practical course of  study that will build on the academic skills of the novice dental assistant and will refine and enhance the skills of the experienced assistant. Our broad curriculum, which covers everything from the basics to the specific needs of assistants who specialize in pediatrics, surgery, endodontics, orthodontics and periodontics, can be custom designed to fit the specific needs of your practice. Our highly trained staff of consultants can help your dental assistant acquire new levels of competence and confidence in the following areas:

  • Amalgams and composites

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Business office systems

  • Communication skills

  • Coronal polishing

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • CPR and OSHA

  • Dental Health Teamwork

  • Disinfecting and sterilizing

  • Educating patients

  • Endodontics

  • Equipment

  • Ethics and legal issues

  • Four-handed dentistry

  • Implants

  • Impressions

  • Infection control

  • Insurance

  • Instruments

  • Intraoral radiography

  • Laboratories

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Microbiology

  • Nutrition

  • Operative Dentistry

  • Operatory control

  • Oral Pathology

  • Oral surgery

  • Orthodontics

  • Pain control

  • Patient data gathering

  • Pediatric dentistry

  • Periodontics

  • Pharmacology

  • Preventive Dentistry

  • Processing radiographs

  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)

  • Radiography

  • Record keeping

  • Restorative dentistry

  • Six-handed dentistry

  • Tooth Morphology

  • Treatment planning

  • Vital signs (medical)

  • Vital signs (the practice)

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