Dental Assistant

Length: 1044 clock hours/ 48 Instructional Weeks

Program  Quarter Credits:                                 

Credential Awarded: Certificate 

Mode of Delivery: Blended

Registration: $3,000.00

Tuition: $120,000.00

Uniform: $7,200.00

Lab Fees: $8,500.00

Course Material: $19,000.00

Insurance: Please contact our accounts department for more information

OBJECTIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The objective of the Dental Assistant program is to train students to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques. The procedures and lab techniques include assisting at the chair side using four-handed dentistry, charting, appointment scheduling, keeping patient records, and sterilizing instruments. Under the direct supervision of a dentist, the assistant may perform expanded functions such as intraoral procedures in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. The assistant qualified in radiology may also take and expose radiographs. Students are evaluated in all areas of professional development including applicable spelling, terminology, theory, and performance skills, as well as front office skills and general education subjects

DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dental assistants provide support to dentists and tend to patients’ dental care and oral health needs, in addition to running the office and processing laboratory work. General dental assisting duties involve preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment, assisting dentists with treatments and procedures, gathering patient information and histories, and communicating post-surgery instructions to patients. Other duties may include passing instruments to the dentist, setting up and breaking down operating rooms, and tending to office management and administrative tasks.  Dental assisting can be a rewarding career for those who enjoy working with people and in teams, as well as for those wishing to explore the field of dental hygiene or dentistry as a future career goal. The objective of the Dental Assisting program is to provide training for those who wish to work in clinical and administrative areas of dentistry and enable students to gain knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in a Dental setting.

EXTERNSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in a healthcare setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities before graduation. Students are not paid for work performed at the externship site. 

CREDENTIALING EXAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students in their final quarter are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CAMA) exam. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students are prepared to seek entry-level positions as medical administrative assistants performing the medical front office duties described above. 



AAHP103              AHP104                  AHP115                  DAS102                               DAS105                             DAS106                             DAS112                              DAS114                              DAS116                              DAS121                              DAS230                            DAS231                              DAS232                            PDC100


INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING                                                 BASIC  LIFE SUPPORT                                                                              OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS                                                                    ANATOMY  FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS                                          DENTAL RESTORATION                                                                            DENTAL SPECIALTIES                                                                              MATERIALS  FABRICATION                                                                      RADIOLOGY I                                                                                            COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                    DENTAL OFFICE PROCEDURES                                                              DENTAL  ASSISTING SEMINAR                                                                DENTAL CLINICAL I                                                                                  DENTAL CLINICAL II                                                                                Certification Review and Career Development

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