Barry Tech | Business/Information Services | Dental Assisting in Long Island
About This Course:
Students will learn the skills needed to assist in all phases of dentistry, from taking X-rays to four-handed chairside assisting, and will have the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation and assist in actual dental procedures. Through handson experience, students will develop skills as receptionists, office managers, chairside assistants and the use of personal computers for patient records, billing and correspondence. Students will have the opportunity to work with new technology in digital radiography.
Potential Dental Assistants will learn the essential clinical skills that include:
- Assisting in dental procedures
- Handling dental/medical emergencies
- CPR certification
- Instructing patients how to properly brush and floss
- Preparing restorative and impression materials
- Sterilizing techniques
- Taking, processing and mounting X-rays
- Digital radiography and much more
Typical job titles in the field of dentistry include dental assistant (in private practice, hospitals or dental clinics), office manager (business assistant), receptionist/bookkeeper and dental product representative.
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