NEW DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
Dental Assisting is an oral healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentist and for patients. Stellar Career College’s Dental Assistant program is designed to introduce dental assisting students to the field of dentistry and dental assisting skills. Students are trained to provide quality dental services under the direction of a licensed dentist. The course covers the basics of dental anatomy, tooth morphology, dental radiography, teeth and gum diseases, infection control management, chairside assisting procedures, dental hygiene and patient education.
- Prepare education sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
- Record treatment information in patient records.
- Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
- Order and monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory.
- Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
- Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
- Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
- Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients
- Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain records, manually or using computer.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s satisfactory academic requirements and fulfill their financial obligation to the college. Graduates will be eligible to challenge national certification exam to become certified by passing the credentialing examination.
- 200 hours of clinical externship
DA101 Medical Terminology
DA102 Anatomy and Physiology
DA103 Dental Assisting Technology I
DA104 Dental Assisting I Lab
DA105 Dental Assisting Technology II
DA106 Dental Assisting II Lab
DA107 Dental Assisting Externship
What Does a Dental Assistant Do?
Dental Assistant Duties:
Is there room to move up in the field?
Is there job security as a Dental Assistant?
What are the major differences between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist?
Dental assistants check-in the patient and prepare them for their appointment, while a dental hygienist will work with the patient by cleaning their teeth and checking the mouth for any dental hygiene issues.