Course Detail: WTTG844 - Clinical Dental Assistant

In this twelve-month 100% online advanced career training program, Clinical Dental Assistant students gain the skills needed to become a productive and successful member of a dental team. Becoming a dental assistant could be just the right path for you, with flexible hours and strong job growth predicted. Upon successful completion, students can describe the roles for each member of the dental team and twelve dental specialties; define the legal and ethical practice of dental assisting, including HIPAA; explain deciduous and permanent dentition along with their functions in dental anatomy and pathology; describe the chain of infection, transmission routes, and infection control for the dental practice, along with OSHA regulations; summarize the role of the dental assistant in pharmacology, nutrition, and interaction with a variety of patients in normal daily activities and emergency situations; describe the use, care, and preparation of dental instruments for patient care; outline the necessary components of a patient record prior to dental charting; use charting techniques to identify dental restorations and disease to create a treatment plan to prevent future disease progression; set up equipment for anesthesia and sedation; describe patient clinical methods and techniques to prevent dental disease; identify the process of exposing high-quality radiographs in both traditional and digital formats; describe dental materials, their uses in dental treatment, and skills needed to use them efficiently; define the dental assistant's role in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry; explain the communication and business needs to maintain a dental business office; and state transferable hard and soft skills in order to complete a résumé for a dental assistant position. To learn more about the program and register, click this link:

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