: EnglishShort Description
: One of the fastest growing positions in the healthcare industry, skilled and certified Dental Assistants are a valuable asset to any dental health office. In addition to preparing tools and sterilizing equipment, Dental Assistants play a critical role in assisting with oral surgery and are often responsible for recording observations and results of procedures. Any aspiring dental assistant can be prepared for their new career with just six months of study through the Certified Dental Assistant Course.
Students who complete this course will develop mastery over the tools, procedures, and standards necessary to excel as an assistant in a dental office. The course covers the history of dentistry, essential legal information, oral anatomy, operation techniques, and dental equipment. The program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. Students who complete the program will be awarded an exam voucher for the Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) certification exam and the Infection Control Exam (ICE) - the RHS is a required certification in many states.Instructor Description
: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!Certification
: Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to sit for the included certification exams. The DANB’s RHS exam is a component exam of both the NELDA and CDA certifications. The DANB’s ICE exam is a component exam of NELDA, CDA and COA certifications. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the RHS or ICE exams, so you can take them at any time. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader