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Overview

Remington College’s Dental Assisting diploma program provides training in the skills and knowledge that can help you qualify for an entry-level position as a dental assistant.(1)

 

Just as professional dental assistants may enjoy a wide variety in their day-to-day functions, the eight modules of our Dental Assisting school cover an array of topics like oral anatomy, oral radiology as well as other specific dental procedures and topics. Still, the entire dental assistant program can be completed in as few as 8 months.

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Dental Assistant Diploma Program Overview

Dental assisting is more than just a growth industry, it’s also a personally satisfying way to help improve people’s quality of life by helping them better care for their teeth and gums. Dental assistants are critical to performing a number of fascinating and challenging functions, such as:

  • Making impressions and casts of patients’ teeth
  • Creating temporary crowns
  • Assisting a dentist with oral procedures and surgery
  • Educating dental patients on preventive dentistry
  • Taking dental x-rays

(1))Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/
dental-assistants.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

 

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Certification

Earning a dental assisting certification may make a difference in your job search and career prospects after graduation.(1)

 

In fact, certain states require dental assistants to earn additional credentials or certifications beyond their educational training.(2) Job candidates must also have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).(2) Whether it’s state or national credentials, Remington College strongly recommends that graduates of our Dental Assisting diploma program pursue certifications that may help open more doors to employment.

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Dental Assistant Certificates Available

Remington College encourages all Dental Assistant students to take their certification exam once they complete our program, and we can cover your entire examination fee for your first attempt!(3) And not only that, but CPR certification is built into our core Dental Assisting coursework.

 

Below are the main certification options available to our Dental Assistant students. If a student decides to pursue more than one certification or requires a retest, the student is responsible for payment and registration for each additional certification and exam.

Ohio Dental Assistant Students

Remington College covers the Application Fee for our Dental Assisting graduates in Cleveland wishing to obtain the Dental Assistant Radiographer’s Certificate from the Ohio State Dental Board.(3)

 

The Ohio State Dental Board regulates the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assistant radiography for the state of Ohio. They’re responsible for licensure, regulation, and enforcement of dental practices.(5)

 

This certificate is awarded to dental assistants who have met the requirements set by the Ohio State Dental Board. To learn more about this certificate, visit: http://www.dental.ohio.gov.

Tennessee Dental Assistant Students

For our Nashville Dental Assistant students, we cover the cost of our students’ first attempt on both the Dental Assistant Registration and Dental Radiology Certification from the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.(3)

 

The Tennessee Board of Dentistry’s mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants within the state to be qualified.(6)

 

Learn more about the Tennessee Board of Dentistry here:http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Dentistry/index.htm.

Texas Dental Assistant Students

Dental Assistant students at our Fort Worth, North Houston, or Houston Southeast campuses can become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), and Remington College covers the application and activation fees for our students’ first attempt at this certification.(3) Registration with the TSBDE is required in order to take x-rays in a dentist office.(7)

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/
dental-assistants.htm
(3)Certain rules and restrictions apply.
(4)http://www.americanmedtech.org/
Certification/WhyCertifywithAMT.aspx
(5)http://www.dental.ohio.gov/board.stm
(6)http://health.state.tn.us/boards/
Dentistry/index.htm
(7)http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/
index.php?option=com_content&task=view
&id=32&Itemid=26

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Job Outlook

If you enjoy helping others and are looking for an in-demand job, you might consider a career as a Dental Assistant.(1)

 

Unlike dental hygienists, dental assistants perform both administrative and clinical tasks, and they are often responsible for instructing patients on postoperative and general oral healthcare.

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What are the Job Responsibilities?

  • Scheduling appointments for patients
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Assisting dentists with procedures
  • Processing x-rays
  • Sterilizing dental equipment
  • Instructing patients on proper dental hygiene

 

While some receive on-the-job training, formal dental assistants diploma programs can teach you the variety of skills you need for a dental assisting career.(1)

Dental Assistant Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects dental assisting careers to grow much faster than average from 2014 to 2024, with projected employment growth of 18 percent.(2)

What do You Learn when Training to Become a Dental Assistant?

Many dental assistant schools introduce students to oral anatomy and common dental procedures and can be completed in less than a year.

 

Some diploma programs also offer hands-on clinical experience that allows students to put their knowledge and skills to work. It may also help if perspective dental assistants are personable, reliable, and good with their hands.

 

Dental assistant certifications and licensing vary by state. Most states restrict the procedures a dental assistant can perform, and some require dental assistants to graduate from a dental assisting program and pass a licensing exam. Professional certification is also available through the Dental Assisting National Board and is recognized in most states.

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/
dental-assistants.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

 

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(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

CURRICULUM

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Basic Body Systems and Functions
  • Orientation to Dental Assisting
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Oral Radiology Basics
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Office Emergencies
  • Dental Science
  • Dental Materials
  • Career Development Fundamentals
  • Computer and Office Applications
  • Clinical Oral Radiology
  • Externship

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  • Remington College has really helped me get through as far as like the tough times as far as learning ...the basics like …working the front office and also working in the back with the dentist.

    Shardon C.

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