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Tri-State Business Institute

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Tri-State Business Institute to provide students with the practical skills and the responsible behaviors necessary to secure rewarding careers in their specialized fields of study. To accomplish this mission, the Institute provides students with updated postsecondary technical knowledge and skill level. Our institution's objectives are as follows:

  • To provide job skills based upon current industry standards

  • To provide a dedicated, educationally prepared faculty

  • To assure the highest standards of professional ethics in all student/staff relationships

  • To graduate students capable of assuming a productive place in society and in the business community

  • To provide job placement assistance throughout the professional careers of our graduates.

Dental Assisting

Duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. These tasks require both interpersonal and technical skills. Students will learn to work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. Our program will prepare students for a rewarding career as a dental assistant. Students will learn all necessary skills for their career, including preparing their own resume, and how to interview successfully and maintain jobs as dental assistants.

Some specific tasks dental assistants may perform include:

  • assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures; communicating with patients and suppliers; teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene to maintain oral health

  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)

  • serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol

  • preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment; taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)

  • performing office management tasks that often require the use of a PC

  • assisting with and helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.

Dental Hygienist

Hygienists are licensed oral health care professionals and respected member of the dental team who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services supporting total health for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health or inform patients how to select toothbrushes and show them how to brush and floss their teeth. Dental Hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations and job prospects are expected to remain excellent - US BLS.

Some specific tasks dental hygienists may perform include:

  • teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene

  • examine patients’ teeth and gums

  • recording the presence of diseases or abnormalities

  • remove calculus, stains, and plaque from teeth

  • perform root planning as a periodontal therapy

  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene to maintain oral health

  • take and develop dental x rays

  • apply cavity-preventive agents - fluorides - pit and fissure sealants

  • administer anesthetics

  • place and carve filling materials, temporary fillings, and periodontal dressings - and lots more!

Accredited By

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Occupational Associate Degrees and Diplomas.

School name:Tri-State Business Institute
Address:5757 West 26th Street
Zip & city:16506 Pennsylvania
Phone:(814) 838-7673

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