OcuPrep

Dental Assistant

Tuition: $1,889.00

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental
office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical
skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include:

1. Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
2. Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
3. Asking about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
4. Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol by preparing
and sterilizing instruments and equipment
5. Helping patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment
6. Providing patients with instructions for oral care following treatment procedures or
surgery such as the placement of a filling
7. Teaching patient’s appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;(e.g.,
tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
8. Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
9. Performing office management tasks
10. Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering
the telephone, billing, and ordering supplies)

13 Weeks -13 Lessons


Returning to Work after COVID-19
Anatomy & Physiology
HIPPA Compliance
History Taking
Intro to Dental Assisting Terminology
Infection Control & Sterilization
Dental Material and Taking Dental Impressions
Chairside Assisting
Dental Radiology
Emergency Care CPR
Preparation for Dental Employment
Standard Duty Care