Dental Assisting Program
Available at our Maumee campus.
Dental assistants perform many tasks, but their primary responsibility is to keep the office running as efficiently as possible. If you like working closely with people and want to help them look and feel their best, a career as a dental assistant may be a perfect fit for you. Stautzenberger College offers dental assistant training that employers seek in new hires, upon completion of which graduates can be prepared to sit for the Ohio State Radiographers Certificate, DANB Infection Control (ICE®) Exam, and DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®) Exam.
Dental Assisting Classes
The Dental Assistant curriculum at Stautzenberger includes courses in anatomy, infection control, office procedures, dental material, radiography, and chair-side procedures. You’ll learn both clinical and administrative skills you’ll need to become a member of a dental care team. The program includes an externship following completion of all required course work.
What Dental Assistants Do
An efficient dental assistant helps keep everything running smoothly in a dental practice. They are unique and valuable commodities in a busy dental office because they usually have a wide variety of responsibilities, which may include providing patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping and scheduling appointments.
Dental Assistant Career Outlook
Demand for qualified dental assisting professionals is on the rise. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, the number of dental assistant jobs is expected to grow 25% by 2022. Dental assistants can work in dental offices, clinics, and specialty practices such as orthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons.
Program offers flexible class schedules
We understand the challenges you face when completing your education. That’s why we offer you the option of taking dental assistant courses during the day or evening – whichever best fits your needs. The program includes an accelerated 10 to 15 week theoretical and academic course followed by an externship.
Our dental assisting program combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on training in lab and clinical settings. Our instructors are currently practicing, or have experience, in the dental field. We keep our classes small, so you can get the individual attention you need. In addition, your dental assistant training includes a 60-hour externship, which takes place in a real dental practice to give you some real world experience.
More About the Dental Assisting Program
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