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Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

A dental assistant is a vital employee in many dentists' offices. Dental assistant jobs can vary from office to office, but in general, they can help sterilize equipment, prepare dental instruments, locate patient records, help patients keep comfortable, and assist the dentist during procedures.

Stratford's detailed home study program can help you learn more about the work of a dental assistant by providing instruction on a number of key topics, including:
Introduction to the dental assistant profession
Dental anatomy
Oral exam and dental charting
Dental instruments
Preparing the treatment room
Dental radiography
Labeling and filing dental x-rays
And more!

With Stratford, you can train at home in your spare time. We also offer affordable monthly payment plans. Enrol today and and get started with just a $10 down payment!
Dental Assistant Module 1
Introduction to the Dental Assistant Profession

A brief history of medicine
Dealing with patients
Preferred traits and qualities
Medical law and medical ethics
Daily duties of the dental assistant
Appointments and reports
Job search and employment opportunities

Dental Assistant Module 2
Basic Dental Science

The dental healthcare team
Psychology, communication and multicultural interaction
Ethics, jurisprudence and HIPAA
Oral health and preventive techniques
General anatomy and physiology
Head and neck anatomy
Embryology and histology
Tooth morphology

Dental Assistant Module 3
Clinical Dental Procedures

Infection control
Management of hazardous materials
Preparation for patient care
Dental charting
Emergency management
Dental office and chairside assisting
Chairside instruments and tray systems
Instrument transfer and maintaining the operating field
Anesthesia and sedation

Dental Assistant Module 4
Dental Radiography and Specialties

Radiography and equipment
Production and evaluation of radiographs
Extraoral and digital radiographs
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral pathology
Pediatric dentistry
Enamel sealants

Dental Assistant Module 5
Restorative Dentistry and Office Management

Periodontics and coronal polish
Fixed prosthodontics and gingival retraction
Cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening
Removal prosthodontics
Dental cements, bases, liners and bonding agents
Restorative materials, dental dam, matrix and wedge
Laboratory materials and techniques
Dental office management
Employment strategies

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Dental Assistant Program

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