The Dental Assistant’s responsibilities are critical to the delivery of quality dental health care. Advanced technologies and the increasing demand for dental services have resulted in significant growth in the industry. Dental Assistants are integral members of the health care profession dedicated to serving the public and providing comprehensive patient care. The mission of the Dental Assistant program is to provide quality career education and prepare students to assist in the organized delivery of dental services.
Upon completion of the Diploma program, raduates may seek such specific positions as Dental Assistants. Upon completion of either the Associate’s degree or the Diploma program, raduates may seek such specific positions as Chairside Assistant, Front Office Appointment Coordinator, Hygiene Assistant, or Sterilization Assistant.
The Associate’s degree program will also prepare the graduate with additional knowledge and skills that would allow them to seek future opportunities in office management. The additional education in the degree program will help the student build a solid foundation in areas of critical thinking and problem solving, healthcare compliance, self and social wareness, and communication skills. Graduates of the degree program are prepared to seek exciting positions such as Circulating Assistant, Hygiene Assistant, and Patient Coordinator and Infection Control Coordinator.
Following the successful completion of all classroom training, students will continue to be challenged by incorporating their classroom and laboratory formative knowledge and skills into Externship. Through the externship experience, the student gains first-hand knowledge of the workplace and performs the assigned duties to meet the expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their learning and observations.
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