Dental Assisting - What You'll Learn
By the end of the course of study in the Dental Assistant Program students should be able to:
- Function as a clinical dental assistant with expanded duties in all of the following – dental specialties, dental laboratory procedures, digital radiology, sterilization techniques, nutritional counseling and preventive procedures.
- Effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients, peers and members of the dental health team.
- Possess proficiency in dental front office skills including patient in-take, scheduling, insurance and financial procedures and general office computer skills including email, spreadsheets, word processing and dental office specialty software applications used for billing and scheduling.
- Engage in lifelong involvement in the community in the promotion of dental health through the profession of Dental Assisting.
- Possess the necessary skills to pass the Dental Assistant National Board Exam.
- Demonstrate knowledge of job readiness with resume building, interviewing skills and complete competency in all basic dental assisting skills by successfully completing a mandatory clinical experience in the field.