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Chair-side Dental Assisting

Enjoy a Career as a Chair-side Dental Assistant! 

Our Chair-side Dental Assisting course will prepare you for many dental settings!  You will complete the course over 18 weeks and 100 hours of hands-on training.  Classes are held Saturdays from 8am-5pm or Monday/Wednesday from 6pm-8pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm. Below are some of the things you will learn during our program.

Chair-side Dental Assisting                              

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting, Role of the Dental Assistant, The dental team, Characteristics of a professional Dental Assistant, Law & Ethics

  • The Dental Profession- Orientation to the Dental Profession, Dental Basics, Dental Anatomy & Terminology

  • Head Anatomy, Oral Histology, Anatomy of a Tooth

  • SOAP, Charting, Classification of Cavities, Chart Components, Chart Documentation

  • OSHA, HIV, Infection Control

  • Isolation, Rubber Dam Placement

  • 4-Handed Dentistry

  • Amalgam, Composites

  • Tub and Tray Systems

  • Preventive Dentistry, Sealants, Oral Hygiene Periodontal Disease, Oral Prophylaxis, Topical Fluoride

  • Study Models, Impression taking & pouring, Trimming, Bute registration

  • CPR, Crown & Bridge, Provisional Crowns

  • Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics

  • Radiology Safety & Procedure

  • Intraoral Full Mouth Series & Panorex

Dental Administrative Assisting

  • Interpersonal, Communication Skills and Telephone Techniques

  • Records Management- Patient Clinical Records, Information Management

  • Scheduling to production/collection goals

  • Dental Patient Scheduling, Recall Systems

  • Dental Coding

  • Dental Insurance Claims Processing

  • Financial Management- Financial Arrangements and Collection Procedures, Bookkeeping procedures: Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping Procedures, Accounts Payable

  • Office Equipment and Inventory

  • Computers in the dental office- study and use of Eaglesoft 16 practice Management Programs

Upon Completion: Receive a CCDC Certificate of Completion, Radiology Safety Training Certificate, OSHA, and a CPR Certificate.

Testing:

  • Radiation Health and Safety Exam (RHS)-

    Needed to take x-rays in SC. Offered through Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Cost $270, NOT covered by CCDC.

  • RHS along with Infection Control Exam (ICE)- Offered through DANB. Cost $375, NOT covered by CCDC.

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