If you’re thinking of becoming a dental assistant, then you may be wondering what’s involved in reaching that goal. At the dental assistant program in Lebanon, our coursework includes everything you need to not only pass the certification exam, but to also be a valuable member of the team in a dentist’s office. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from dental assisting coursework and the resources available to you as you move toward a rewarding career in dentistry.
Lectures and Live Experience
Your class-based instructional program offers a valuable combination of lectures and real life experience in a dentist’s office as well as learning in a treatment room, lab and sterilization room. All of this is completed over the course of just 10 Saturdays, so you can continue to work during the week as you pursue a new career path.
What Does the Coursework Cover?
The dental assistant course in Westerville and Lebanon covers all the information and skills necessary for you to become a certified dental assistant. The series of classes begins with an overview of dentistry and dental anatomy. You’ll be introduced to the various professional positions within the dental field, the types of rooms in a dentist’s office, the equipment and the structure of different teeth.
There are classes on:
- Sterilization and disinfection
- OSHA standards
- Digital X-rays
- Expanded functions of a dental assistant
- Dental instruments
You will also be taught how to fabricate custom impression trays, nightguards and trays for teeth whitening. Students also learn how to perform various front office functions, how to place dental sealants and how to perform CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Toward the conclusion of your training, you will receive help finding a job. Several career services help you find the position and practice that are just right for you.
Our career services include:
- Building and reviewing your resume
- Career consultation
- Tips for the job interview
- Contacts in the dental industry
In addition, because we have a relationship with so many dentists in the area, we know about countless new job opportunities.
If you would like more information about a rewarding career as a dental assistant, or if you are ready to begin a session of 10 Saturday classes, contact our office today.
About Dental Assistant Pro
Would you like to enter the rewarding field of dental assisting? Dental Assistant Pro offers a program of 10 Saturday classes that includes lectures and hands-on training. We operate in a state-of-the-art training facility. Contact us in Lebanon or Westerville for more information.