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Everest College

Dental Assistants are educated to perform chairside assisting methods, patient procedures, and related office and laboratory tasks under the direction and supervision of a licensed dentist.

The variety of tasks you learn will allow you to be challenged by diverse responsibilities in the delivery of dental care. You will gain knowledge of the basic dental sciences, proficiency in laboratory and clinical skills, and practical experience involving specialized skills.

Our training program is divided into learning units called modules. You must complete the modules in their entirety, in any sequence, to successfully complete this curriculum.

The learning modules of the Dental Assisting program encompass lecture, theory and laboratory work in the following areas:

  • Administrative procedures.

  • Dental radiography.

  • Dental sciences.

  • Operative dentistry.

  • Laboratory procedures.

  • Dental health.

  • Dental specialties.

Upon successful completion of the modules, you are required to participate in a 160-hour externship. This program provides you with the opportunity to interact with patients and apply the principles and practices learned in the classroom.

You will obtain hands-on experience in a laboratory setting using major equipment such as amalgamators, dental units and chairs, model trimmers, oral evacuation equipment, oxygen tanks, personal computers, ultrasonic units, and X-ray units.

Duties of a Dental Assistant may include: assisting a dentist at chair side with basic dental procedures; preparing materials for use by the dentist; cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments; providing education to patients about good dental health; and performing preventive procedures.

You will be trained in valuable clinical, radiographic, and administrative procedures, leading to career opportunities with dental offices, dental supply manufacturers, hospital dental departments, and insurance companies. Additional entry-level positions include dental receptionists, dental insurance clerks, dental supply salespeople, and administrative assistants.

Successful completion of the Dental Assisting program is acknowledged with a diploma, a Radiation Safety Certificate, and verification of coronal polish completion.

School name:Everest College
Address:155 Washington Avenue, Suite 200
Zip & city:98337 Washington
Phone:(360) 473-1120

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