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Curriculum

Week 1 (Intro to Dentistry and Oral Anatomy)

  • Introduction to Course,
  • Introduction to the Profession of Dentistry
  • Equipment Introduction, Operation and Maintenance
  • Dental and Oral Anatomy
  • Human Dentition
  • OSHA Certificiation

Week 2 (Sterilization)

  • Sterilization and Terminology
  • Autoclave Operation
  • Cold Sterilization
  • Ultrasonic Bath
  • Instrument Sterilization
  • Equipment Disinfection
  • Treatment Room Disinfection and Asepsis Techniques

Week 3 (Radiology)

  • Radiology Theory, Terminology, and Techniques
  • Radiographic Dental Anatomy and Pathology
  • Processing Techniques and Proper Disposal of Chemicals
  • Infection Control in Dental Radiology
  • X-ray Identification, Interpretation and Errors

Week 4 (Four Handed Assisting, and Instruments)

  • Delivering Dental Care
  • Instrument Nomenclature and Identification for all aspects of Dentistry
  • Chair Side Assisting
  • Chair Side Doctor-Patient Assistant
  • Preventative Care
  • Prophylaxis cleaning procedures
  • Fluoride application, rules and uses
  • Instrument Transfer Techniques

Week 5 (Pediatric and Restorative Dentistry)

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental assistants role and required skills in pediatric offices: Child Comfort
  • Childhood Caries Causes and Preventions
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Dental Materials
  • Moisture Control
  • Treatment Options Available depending on Oral Condition
  • Topical & Local Anesthesia
  • Composite & Amalgam Restorations
  • Liners, Bases, and Bonding
  • Temporary Fillings

Week 6 (Impressions, Whitening, and Lab)

  • Impression Materials and their uses
  • Bite Registrations
  • Counter/Opposing Impressions
  • Stone Model Material, Pouring and Trimming
  • Tooth Whitening: different materials and methods
  • Bleaching Tray and Night Guard Fabrication

Week 7 (Dental Specialties)

  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Cord Packing, tissue retention
  • Hemostatic Agents
  • Temporary Crowns fabrication
  • Cement Material
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Endodontics

Week 8 (Treatment planning and Dental Emergencies)

  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Compromised Patients
  • Pharmacology
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Vital Signs
  • Sedation

Week 9 (CPR and First Aid Certification)

  • CPR
  • First Aid

Week 10 (Front Office and Job Interview)

  • Reception/Front Office
  • Billing / Insurance
  • Dentrix Software
  • Charting
  • Scheduling
  • Job Interview
  • Resume’ Writing
  • Rules for Interviews: Difficult Questions and how to answer them
  • Do’s and Don’ts during the Interview-What to Expect

Week 11 Final Exam