The course will be a hybrid of online virtual classes with in-person skills and clinical training. Students will need a computer and secure internet connection as Zoom will be used for the online lecture.
This entry-level (non-CDA) Workforce Dental Assisting Program prepares students to perform basic dental assisting skills. This program prepares students to work within Rhode Island as a dental assistant and will qualify students to sit for two out of the three DANB certification examinations. This program is a 13-week full-time program and includes an externship.
The main role of the Dental Assistant is to assist the dentist in a variety of office functions. Responsibilities vary depending upon the office. In most offices the dental assistant plays a large role in four-handed dental assisting, maintaining CDC, OSHA and the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requirements and are directly involved in the disinfection and the sterilization process.
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