Dental Assistant

COURSE

In-House & Online

EXTERNSHIP

80 Hours

DURATION

16 Weeks

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.

Job 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 17 patients in their practice”. Placement composite average for the year 2014- 2015 reporting period was 67%.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this industry to grow at least 10 percent through 2018. Driving the growth for this occupation are the combined factors of a growing population, new and improved medical testing, and the increased availability of medical services. Because of these factors, it is unlikely that there will be a shortage of phlebotomy positions in the near future.

Course Information

The Dental Assisting program is 16 weeks in length. Expect to spend 8 hours per week toward the online program. Hybrid students are required to attend additional skills labs once a week for up to 4 hours and attend an externship of 80 hours outside of class hours.

Course Objectives

The educational objective of the program is career reparation for the general or specialty dental office. The instruction is by online experience. The program is designed to provide 128 hours of instruction over a 16 week period. Hybrid students will receive additional skill lab instruction on campus one evening a week for up to 4 hours. An externship of 80 hours is also required for the hybrid program. This program will provide the knowledge needed for a beginner in dental assisting. After satisfactory completion, passing all academic and skills testing the student will receive a certificate for Dental
Assisting. IDT’s EDDA Course is a primer course for the more extensive program required in Ohio. Ohio students have the option to take a separate radiology test, at an additional fee, to receive a registration for Dental X-ray Machine Operator provided by the Cincinnati Dental Society and register at the Ohio Board of Dentistry. Students are advised to contact or research your local Board of Dentistry for local and state regulations.

Possible Career Paths

Certified Dental Assistant
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technician

COURSES:

The Dental Team
Preventive Dentistry
Chair-side Assisting
Dental Specialties
Infection Control
Personal Protection
Dental Instruments

Dental Materials
Dental Charting
Dental Anatomy
Dental X-Ray Technique
Dental X-ray Safety
Anesthesia
Dental and Medical Emergencies

CERTIFICATIONS:

National Healthcare Association
American Medical Certification Association

FINANCING OPTIONS

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at TMIKY as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations. Let an admissions representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. TMIKY has partnered with the Department of Labor to help provide course with National Certifications in the Healthcare, Project Management and IT industry. Let a Admission Representative help determine if this is available for you today!

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