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Dental Assistant Certificate - Online

Registrations for Online courses are ongoing throughout 2022.

Dental Assistant 

This program is designed to prepare you for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) – Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE). For more information please visit HERE. The cost of certification is not included.

The Dental Assisting Profession

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care professions – Dental Assisting. With the national increase in healthcare-related services, and the national shortage of health care professionals, the need for dental assistants is growing substantially. With a growing workforce over 300,000 strong, a career in dental assisting ranks as the fourth fastest growing occupation in the healthcare technician field. To meet our nation’s growing medical demands, recent studies indicate that over 400,000 assistants will be employed by 2021.

The Dental Assisting Program 

The purpose of this program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting and the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics:  

  1. Introduction to the dental office and history of dentistry and dental assisting

  2. Legal aspects of dentistry including policies and guidelines

  3. Introductory oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment

  4. Introductory tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth

  5. The oral cavity and related structures

  6. Dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas


Dental Assisting Education and Certification

  1. Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) – Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE).

  2. In many states, DANB-RHS certification is required to work in dental radiography.

  3. In addition to facilitating entry-level administrative positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal dental hygienist program.

 Detailed Course Topics Covered

  1. The dental assisting profession and the history of dentistry

  2. Dental anatomy and physiology

  3. Tooth charting, tooth surfaces, and classification of restorations on a tooth

  4. Parts of the jaw and areas of the mouth

  5. Oral health and preventions of dental disease

  6. Infection control in dentistry and occupational health and safety

  7. Patient information and assessment

  8. Foundation of clinical dentistry

  9. Dental radiology

  10. Single crown restoration, bridge, implant, partial denture, and full denture

  11. Dental equipment and accessories and the treatment room

  12. Dental hand pieces and accessories

  13. Dental cements and impression materials

  14. Coding of radiology services and the use of ICD-9-CM codes

  15. Assisting in comprehensive dental care

  16. Dental administration and communication skills

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

DANB RHS  Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
NWCA Dental Assistant Clinical Certification (DACC)  National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Dental Assistant Clinical Certification (DACC)


Instructor :
Dates : 06/15/22
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $1999.00
Course Number : C018

Class is unavailable at this time please call 973-720-2354 for more information or other course options

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