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Don’t wait any longer in building your future for a satisfying and rewarding career as a Dental Assistant. Our next class will fill quickly and is different than other dental training programs. Creekview Academy always provides students with maximum “hands-on” training and experience in a real, working dental office. We are equipped with all the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment and many audio-visual teaching aids. You’ll learn the most up to date techniques using the very best technology available. Complete details for our next training are found here:
*Location is at Creekview Family Dentistry/Creekview Academy, 860 Hebron Parkway, Suite #902, Lewisville, Texas 75057. Please call (972) 395-5883 for questions or for more details on the training program.
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Dental Assisting – Complete Course Outline
The following subjects are covered in depth from both a didactic and a practical clinical experience. The morning lecture is followed by and afternoon of clinical, “hands on” training in the operation of all the equipment, instrumentation and materials used in our state-of-the-art practicing dental office. All students receive in excess of 8 hours of instruction in radiology.
I . Dental Theory and Terminology
A. Dental and oral anatomy, tooth numbering system
B. Instrument nomenclature and identification for all aspects of General Dentistry
C. Dental terminology
D. Equipment operation, chair positioning, assistant equipment usage
III. Four-Handed Dental Assisting
A. Phone techniques and appointment book control
B. Peg-board billing and accounting systems
C. Billing: accounts receivable and accounts payable, collections
D. Filing insurance forms and pre-treatment estimates
E. Computer system practice
II. Receptionist – Front Desk Office Management
A. Instrument transfer techniques, chair-side assisting and suctioning
B. Chair-side doctor-patient-assistant positioning
C. Tub and tray systems
D. Use of instruments and materials in assisting for:
- Operative Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Crown and Bridge
E. Handpiece care and maintenance
A. X-ray theory and technique, use of Rinn© holders and other methods
B. Intraoral, bitewing, panoramic, and endodontic exposure methods
C. Developing x-rays using the automatic processor
D. Darkroom care and maintenance
E. X-ray safety and precautions
II. Impressions and Model Trimming
A. Impression materials and practice in their use: alginates, rubber base, etc.
B. Wax bites, counter impressions
C. Model pouring and trimming
III. Sterilization Techniques
A. Sterilization theory and terminology, autoclave operation
B. Instrument and equipment sterilization / disinfection
C. Treatment room disinfection and asepsis techniques
IV. Job Interview and Placement Assistance
A. Proper image, dress, resume, and how to prepare for the job interview itself
B. Difficult questions you may face – how to answer them
C. Do’s and don’ts during the interview, what to expect.
“It’s been a very interesting 10 weeks of class. At first I felt like there was so much to take in and learn. I’ve learned a lot and was surprised to find out that I really enjoyed the course. I had a wonderful time.”J.G.
Dental Assistant Program Participant