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Basic Dental Assisting

This course is currently only offered online.

Overview

The Dental Assistant performs many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping in a general dental office under the direct supervision of the Dentist. Expanded Duties Dental Assistants are able to perform multiple functions such as placing fillings, sealants, and fabricating crowns and bridges for the patient. Students will receive an overview of EDDA. Dental Assistants work in general or specialty dental practices such as Orthodontists, Endodontists, and Periodontists offices. After completion of the course, the assistant is employable in any general or specialty business or clinical position.

Outlook

According to the Department of Labor, “The overall employment of Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. Dentists will continue to hire more dental assistants to complete routine tasks, allowing the dentist to see more patients in their practice There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median placement amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

Program Information

The Dental Assisting program is 16 weeks in length. Expect to spend 8 hours per week toward the online program.

Program Objectives

The educational objective of the program is career preparation for the general or specialty dental office. The instruction is by online experience. The basic program is designed to provide 128 hours of instruction over a 16 week period. This program will provide the knowledge needed for a beginner in dental assisting. Kentucky Radiation Safety classes are available for Basic Dental Assisting students at an additional fee, at select campus locations after completion. Contact your local admissions representatives for additional requirements and location. Students are advised to contact or research your local Board of Dentistry for local and state regulations.

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