Dental Assistant Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Certificate

February 25, 2020 – June 16, 2020 | Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Class

$2000

Description

This 90 hour Dental Assistant Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas.  In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.

Administrative Aspects
Including: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines.

Clinical Aspects
Including: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; and sterilization.

Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for certain Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exams including the DANB – Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) exam and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE)   

Call 304.424.8275 or email Martha.Leeson@wvup.edu to register today!

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