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Dental Assistant Fundamentals

In this free online course, learn about the career path, roles and duties of a dental assistant in a dental office.

Publisher: One Education
Looking to become a dental aide? Are you curious about the day-to-day activities of a dental assistant? This course will introduce you to the interpersonal skills, functionalities, roles and responsibilities of a dental assistant in a dental office. You will gain an understanding of some dental procedures such as teeth whitening and infection control. Also, various dental terminologies, dentistry instruments and equipments will be explored.
Dental Assistant Fundamentals
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A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists or other dental auxiliaries by delivering the dental operator the proper instrument for the dental procedure in order to give efficient dental care. The function of a dental assistant extends beyond just delivering the dental operator tools during procedures. By studying this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a dental assistant, as well as the career path, skills and education required for this profession. Basic knowledge of dental terminologies, instruments and equipment are required to be able to support dental operators or other dental auxiliaries during dental procedures. This course will explore the terminologies in dentistry, various dental instruments and equipment and their uses.

Dental office management relies on the teamwork of a number of professionals who manage patients, beginning with their first office visit. To ensure that patients will continue with the same dental office for years, it is essential to have an efficient system for scheduling, billing, medical records, and other facets of modern dental care. In light of this, how to efficiently manage a dental office will be examined in order to help you run a dental office smoothly. Working in an oral health care setting as a dental assistant requires you to be smart, diligent and as such will require you to avoid attires that will reduce your functionalities in the dental office. This course will explore the professional way to dress in a dental office so as to contribute to delivering effective dental treatment and services with good dexterity.

In order to keep all safety protocols in an oral health care setting, this course will help to gain an understanding of how to perform infection control responsibilities with the aim to reduce the number of microorganisms and infections in an oral health setting. Furthermore, you will be shown some dental surgical equipment and how to sterilize the equipment. Additionally, you will learn how to file records of patients, equipment and that of dental supplies. Thereafter, this course explores and distinguishes between the types of radiation exposures that are common in an oral health setting. You will be taught radiology as well as paediatric dentistry. There is no prior knowledge to attain for this course. This course is designed for anyone who wishes to become a dental assistant in oral health practice. Would you like to work alongside a side chair with a dentist? Enrol and start this course today.

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