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Dentists are busier than ever as they try to keep up with a growing and aging population and increased demand for dental care in the United States. Dental assistants are specially trained to perform clerical and administrative tasks so that the dentist can spend more time on complex dental procedures. In fact, dental assisting is projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations through 2014. At Career Centers of Texas, you can get the education and hands-on training required to start your career in dental assisting.




Clinical Skills Training



In our dental assistant program, your training will focus on a variety of clinical procedures you may perform on the job as you assist the dentist chairside during dental procedures, such as:




  • Assisting with oral surgery, oral evacuation, and other procedures.

  • Coronal polishing, fluoride, and applying pit and fissure sealants.

  • Handing instruments and materials to the dentist.

  • Identifying structures of the oral cavity, the different types of teeth, and universal codes for each tooth.

  • Instructing patients on preventative and postoperative dental care.

  • Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment and other infection control measures.

  • Taking dental radiographs (if certified) and impressions of patients' teeth.




Administrative Skills Training



Most dental assistants also have administrative responsibilities to help maintain an efficient, profitable dental office. Your training will include classes in dental office procedures such as taking inventory, managing patient records, and communicating verbally and in written correspondence. Having good computer skills will help you stand out to employers when competing for dental assistant jobs. Through our combination of classroom and lab training, you will have an opportunity to master skills in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, Outlook®, and PowerPoint®.




Prepare for Certification



The dental assistant program is designed to help you prepare for the required radiology certification exams approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), which may include certification to perform certain radiologic procedures.† Regulations vary in each state. In Texas, you must complete a mandatory short course approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and be registered with TSBDE to be qualified to take x-rays in a dentist's office. Contact us for more information about program or certification requirements.




A Personal Approach



At Career Centers of Texas, you will never be treated like a number. Our professional instructors take pride in ensuring that you get the level of personal attention you need to succeed in the classroom and in our specially designed training labs. Give us a call toll free at 888.215.8038 and talk to one of our Admissions Representatives, or complete the form to the right. We will help you enroll in a program that can change your future and put you on a path to an exciting new career.






School name:Career Centers of Texas
Address:1620 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 600
Zip & city:78416 Texas
Phone:888 - 215 - 8038
Web:http://www.careercenters.edu/CareerCentersPortal/CareerCentersCampuses/Texas/Corpus+Christi/AreasofStudy/HealthCarePathways/DentalAssistantDiploma.htm
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