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    Certified Dental Assistant

    If you’ve been wondering what do dental assistants do, this course will tell you all about it. Our certified dental assistant program is designed for individuals who don’t have any professional dental experience but want to improve their opportunities in the dental healthcare industry. Our dental assistant course will teach students in detail about: • The history of dentistry • Essential legal information • Oral anatomy • Operation techniques • Various dental equipment Our aim for this interactive and multimedia-rich course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop mastery over procedures, standards, and the tools required for dental procedures. This way, when you acquire a job in a dental office, you’ll be prepared for all tasks that are expected from you.

    Program Name

    Certified Dental Assistant

    Program Code

    HF-DA-02

    Website Short Description

    If you’ve been wondering what do dental assistants do, this course will tell you all about it. Our certified dental assistant program is designed for individuals who don’t have any professional dental experience but want to improve their opportunities in the dental healthcare industry.
    Our dental assistant course will teach students in detail about:
    • The history of dentistry
    • Essential legal information
    • Oral anatomy
    • Operation techniques
    • Various dental equipment
    Our aim for this interactive and multimedia-rich course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop mastery over procedures, standards, and the tools required for dental procedures. This way, when you acquire a job in a dental office, you’ll be prepared for all tasks that are expected from you.
    This course also awards students with an exam vouchers for the exams required to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board(DANB). Experience requirements apply, please visit the danb.org website for more details.
    If you’re looking for hands-on experience in the field, we provide opportunities for optional clinical externships at local healthcare providers as well.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    780

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • Healthcare Fundamentals, The History
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications
    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions
    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record-Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • Laws, Policies, and Requirements
    Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Personal Protection
    • Protection of the Office Environment
    • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
    • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
    • Waste Management Plan
    • Chemical Disinfection
    • Heat Sterilization
    • Exposure Control
    • General Safety Standards
    • Employee Training
    • OSHA'S Required Records
    Module 5: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology
    Module 6: Anatomy and Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Integumentary System
    • Digestive System
    • Urinary System
    Module 7: Infection Prevention and Safety
    • Microbiology
    • Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention
    • Principles and Techniques of Disinfection
    • Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization
    • Regulatory and Advisory Agencies
    • Chemical and Waste Management
    • Dental Unit Waterlines
    • Ergonomics
    Module 8: Radiographic Imaging
    • Foundations of Radiology, Radiographic Equipment, and Radiation Safety
    • Digital Imaging, Dental Film, and Processing Radiographs
    • Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Prevention
    • Intraoral Imaging
    • Extraoral Imaging
    Module 9: Dental Professional and Sciences
    • History of Dentistry
    • The Professional Dental Assistant
    • The Dental Healthcare Team
    • Dental Ethics
    • Dentistry and the Law
    • General Anatomy
    • General Physiology
    • Oral Embryology and Histology
    • Head and Neck Anatomy
    • Landmarks of the Face and Oral Cavity
    • Dentitions
    • Tooth Morphology
    Module 10: Patient Information and Administration
    • Patient Dental Record
    • Vital Signs
    • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
    • Special Patients
    • Pharmacology
    • Medical Emergency
    • Communication
    • Operating Systems
    • Financial Management
    Module 11: Clinical Dentistry and Assisting
    • Dental Caries
    • Periodontal Diseases
    • Preventative Dentistry
    • Nutrition
    • Oral Pathology
    • Dental Care
    • Dental Hand Instruments
    • Dental Handpieces and Accessories
    • Moisture Control
    • Anesthesia and Pain Control
    • Dental Materials
    • Comprehensive Dental Care

    Audience

    This program is ideal for individuals with no previous dental experience as well as individuals working in the dental field who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potentially advance their career. This program is also targeted at individuals working in the dental field that are looking to advance their career by obtaining their RHS and ICE certification.

    Certification

    DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification consists of three component exams:
    General Chairside Assisting (GC)
    Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
    Infection Control (ICE)

    These exams are included in your program tuition.

    Requirements for Certification:
    1. High school graduation or equivalent, AND
    2. Minimum of 3,500 hours of approved work experience, AND
    3. Current hands-on CPR, BLS or ACLS from a DANB-accepted provider.

    Those who do not meet the above requirements can pursue a National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification. The NELDA certification consists of three component exams:

    Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP)
    Infection Control (ICE)
    Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)

    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!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 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

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