About Dental Assisting & Medical Preparation
The Dental Assisting program will help you learn technical knowledge and gain clinical experience needed for employment in the dental assisting profession. You will learn about the dental profession and communication skills needed to succeed.
Students in Dental Assisting will develop the following skills:
– how to assist dentists with treatment procedures
– how to mix dental materials
– how to provide oral hygiene education to patients
Who Should Enroll?
Dental Assisting is looking for students who are independent, willing to take initiative, and are logical thinkers.
Students who successfully complete Dental Assisting will be qualified to pursue a career in a general dentistry practice, dental specialist practice, hospitals, community dental clinics, or work for a dental supply company.
The Dental Assisting program is very rigorous. Academic achievement is a hallmark of the Dental Assisting program. Students work in a supportive and encouraging environment. The Dental Assisting program helps prepare students interested in medicine, dentistry, nursing, kinesiology, and pharmacy.
Grade 11 (4 Credits) DEAV30
In the first year, students are introduced to the dental assisting profession. Communication skills and management of a dental office are taught. Basic human anatomy (emphasizing head and neck), dental anatomy, four handed dentistry, uses of dental materials and basic lab procedures and skills are also taught.
Grade 12 (4 Credits) DEAV40
In the second year ,the students will continue with advanced lab skills, dental procedures, dental specialty techniques that include oral surgery, root canal treatment and orthodontics. In practice management, the students will learn how to process dental insurance forms and billing, basic reception skills as well as become proficient with computerized dental office systems.
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