Our nine (9) month Dental Assisting program will prepare you in acquiring entry-level positions as Clinical Dental Assistant or Dental Biller/Front Office coordinators. Learn the basic skills needed to satisfy requirements in starting a career in Dental Assisting. Learn hands-on techniques, such as exposing dental radiographs, using paralleling and bisecting techniques, developing dental radiographs, infection control, dental instrumentation, taking alginate impressions, making bleaching trays, mixing dental cements, four-handed dentistry, chairside dental assisting procedures and Dental Practice Management Software/DENTRIX for charting, treatment planning, pre-authorization, dental billing and coding procedures (990 hours).
- Dental Assistant / Day
- Dental Assistant / Night
- Orthodontic Assisting Permit
- M-Th, Friday & Saturday: TBA
- M-Th, Friday & Saturday: TBA
- 10:00am – 4:00pm
- 4:00pm – 9:30pm
- 8:00am – 12:00pm
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Orientation-Clinical Dental/Orthodontic Assisting
|Class Name||Meeting Date||Meeting Time||Day||Fee|
|Orientation-Clinical Dental/Orthodontic Assisting||05/15/2017||04:00 PM||Mo||0 $|
|Orientation-Clinical Dental/Orthodontic Assisting||06/19/2017||04:00 PM||Mo||0 $|
|Orientation-Clinical Dental/Orthodontic Assisting||07/17/2017||04:00 PM||Mo||0 $|
|Orientation-Clinical Dental/Orthodontic Assisting||08/14/2017||04:00 PM||Mo||0 $|
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What will I do in this field?
In this field, you will provide patient care, assisting the dentists, prepare the work area for patient treatments and procedures, keep records of dental treatments, schedule patient appointments, Educate patients in proper dental hygiene, sterilize instruments.
What prerequisites are required?
- High School Diploma or GED- For foreign high school diploma, must be evaluated for US equivalency
- TB Clearance
- Hepatitis B Immunization record or Sign a refusal form
- CPR Certification approved by the Dental Board of California (BLS- Basic Life Support)
- Must be at least 18 years of age to take the course
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
Developing dental radiographs, infection control, dental instrumentation, taking alginate impressions, making bleaching trays, mixing dental cements, four-handed dentistry, chairside dental assisting procedures and Dental Practice Management Software/ DENTRIX for charting, treatment planning, pre-authorization, dental billing and coding procedures.
What are some career opportunities?
Dental assistants can find employment in public health, hospitals, dental school clinics and dental clinics. Furthermore, those interested in the clinical practice can work in a specialized field such as periodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery or orthodontics.
What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?
According to the Bureau Labor or Statistics, (2015), employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.
How do I enroll?
Prospective students must attend the dental assisting orientation in order to register. For more information visit our website: www.das.edu or http://dentaldas.weebly.com