• DENTAL ASSISTANT 

     

    Quick Descrition

    Dental assistants carry out a wide variety of jobs within a private dental office, clinic, or hospital setting. During dental procedures, assistants work alongside the dentist to provide a second pair of hands while giving comfort to the patient. Some of these jobs include but are not limited to, greeting patients, preparing procedure trays, mixing required dental materials, evacuation of fluids, the transfer of instruments and instructions and nutrition counseling.

     

    Skills Taught:
    Related Careers:
    • OSHA Regulations
    • Chairside Assisting
    • Communication Skills
    • Office Management
    • Infection Control
    • Handwashing
    • PPE
    • Treatment Room Disinfection
    • Instrument Processing
    • Sterilization
    • Intrument Identfication
    • Expose Radiographs
    • Develop Radiographs 
    • Digital Imagining
    • Vital Signs
    • Tray Set-up
    • Instrument Transfer
    • Dental Assistant
      • Assist the dentist
      • Manage the schedule
      • Sterilization
      • Disinfection
      • Keep things running smoothly!
    • Dental Lab Technician
      • Trains as an apprentice
      • 3-D and 4-D graphic design
      • Hands-on fabrication of prosthetics
      • Work independently in an off-site lab location
    • Dentist
      • 8 years of college
      • Treatment planning
      • Staff and office management
      • Fixed and removable prostetics
      • cosmetic restorations
    • Dental Hygienist
      • 2 years of college
      • Perform scaling and prophy
      • Educate patients
      • Expose radiographs
      • Fluoride treatments
      • Treatment and management of disease
    • Dental Specialist
      • 11-12 years of college
      • Be a dentist first 
      • Specific area of expertise
      • Staff and office management
    Classes: Traits of a Quality Dental  Assistant:
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • physics
    • Microbiology
    • Physiology
    • Morphology
    • Embryology
    • Histology
    • Pharmacology
    • Radiology
    • English
    • Math
    • Written & Verbal Communication
    • Computer Skill
     
    • Professional
    • Friendly
    • Compassionate
    • Empassionate
    • Empathetic
    • Hard-working
    • Self-motivated
    • Open-minded
    • Willing to Learn

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