Certified Dental Assistant

Certified Dental Assistant

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$3,895.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas: • List the core elements of the dental profession • Define oral anatomy and physiology • Recognize the steps for prevention of dental diseases • Recall strategies for infection prevention in the dental office • Identify the steps for completing dental assisting procedures DESCRIPTION: If you’ve been wondering what do dental assistants do, this course will tell you all about it. Our certified dental assistant program is designed for individuals who don’t have any professional dental experience but want to improve their opportunities in the dental healthcare industry. Our dental assistant course will teach students in detail about: • The history of dentistry • Essential legal information • Oral anatomy • Operation techniques • Various dental equipment Our aim for this interactive and multimedia-rich course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop mastery over procedures, standards, and the tools required for dental procedures. This way, when you acquire a job in a dental office, you’ll be prepared for all tasks that are expected from you. This course also awards students with an exam vouchers for the exams required to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board(DANB). Experience requirements apply, please visit the danb.org website for more details. If you’re looking for hands-on experience in the field, we provide opportunities for optional clinical externships at local healthcare providers as well. CERTIFICATION: DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification consists of three component exams: General Chairside Assisting (GC) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Infection Control (ICE) These exams are included in your program tuition. Requirements for Certification: 1. High school graduation or equivalent, AND 2. Minimum of 3,500 hours of approved work experience, AND 3. Current hands-on CPR, BLS or ACLS from a DANB-accepted provider. Those who do not meet the above requirements can pursue a National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification. The NELDA certification consists of three component exams: Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP) Infection Control (ICE) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
INFORMATION
Assisting Both The Doctor And Patient WIth Their Issues
HOURS
780
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals • Healthcare Fundamentals, The History • Healthcare Etiquette • Professional Situations and Applications Module 2: Communication in Healthcare • Healthcare Teams • Team Success • Champions Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record-Keeping: HIPAA • Use and Disclosure • Real Life Scenarios • Laws, Policies, and Requirements Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance • Introduction to Infection Control • Personal Protection • Protection of the Office Environment • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers • Waste Management Plan • Chemical Disinfection • Heat Sterilization • Exposure Control • General Safety Standards • Employee Training • OSHA'S Required Records Module 5: Medical Terminology • Word Structure • Organization of the Body • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology Module 6: Anatomy and Physiology • Anatomy and Physiology Basics • Musculoskeletal System • Integumentary System • Digestive System • Urinary System Module 7: Infection Prevention and Safety • Microbiology • Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention • Principles and Techniques of Disinfection • Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization • Regulatory and Advisory Agencies • Chemical and Waste Management • Dental Unit Waterlines • Ergonomics Module 8: Radiographic Imaging • Foundations of Radiology, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiation Safety • Digital Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs • Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention • Intraoral Imaging • Extraoral Imaging Module 9: Dental Professional and Sciences • History of Dentistry • The Professional Dental Assistant • The Dental Healthcare Team • Dental Ethics • Dentistry and the Law • General Anatomy • General Physiology • Oral Embryology and Histology • Head and Neck Anatomy • Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity • Dentitions • Tooth Morphology Module 10: Patient Information and Administration • Patient Dental Record • Vital Signs • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning • Special Patients • Pharmacology • Medical Emergency • Communication • Operating Systems • Financial Management Module 11: Clinical Dentistry and Assisting • Dental Caries • Periodontal Diseases • Preventative Dentistry • Nutrition • Oral Pathology • Dental Care • Dental Hand Instruments • Dental Handpieces and Accessories • Moisture Control • Anesthesia and Pain Control • Dental Materials • Comprehensive Dental Care
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