Dental Assistant with Family Care Specialization

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: A Dental Assistant assists with oral surgery, preparing tools and sterilizing equipment, and often helps record observations and results of the surgery. Dental assistants are in extremely high demand, and their profession is growing at a rate of 18% per year. The 2016 median income for a dental assistant was $35,000 per year. What’s in this program? This program will give you standards to follow and a familiarity with the tools and procedures in a dental office. This Dental Assistant program covers the history of dentistry, legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment. In this program, you will be introduced to tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth. This program features a family care specialization that advances students skills by providing knowledge in working with small children up to elderly patients. Included Certifications! Included in the program tuition is the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Certification exam and Infection Control Exam (ICE) Certification exam. In many states the DANB-RHS Certification is required to work in dental radiography. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider! Summary: With just 6 months of study, you can be ready for a job as a dental assistant. The demand for dental assistants is growing faster than most other professions. NOTE: Some states have their own regulations about dental assistants. Some states require additional training to work in dental radiograph. Prior to enrollment check with your admissions advisor to confirm your state’s requirements or check your state’s requirements at the below link: CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to sit for the included certification exams. The DANB’s RHS exam is a component exam of both the NELDA and CDA certifications. The DANB’s ICE exam is a component exam of NELDA, CDA and COA certifications. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the RHS or ICE exams, so you can take them at any time. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
Specialize In Family Care Dentistry Field
DURATION (time given)
12 months
6 Months
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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