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Dental Assistant Course Outline

Dental Assistant

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Dental Assistant. Your course will prepare you for what it takes to work along side of dentists, orthodontists, and other oral healthcare specialists. You will receive complete step-by-step illustrated lessons that prepare you for this rewarding, in-demand career. Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Welcome to the World of Dentistry
  2. The Role of the Dental Assistant
  3. Preventative Dentistry and Nutrition
  4. Welcoming the Dental Patient
  5. Dental Equipment
  6. Dental Instruments
  7. Dental Materials
  8. The Dental Examination

Unit 2


  1. Front Office Procedures
  2. Disease Transmission
  3. Safety in the Dental Office
  4. Introduction to Oral Anatomy
  5. Dental Anatomy and Terminology
  6. Charting and Classification
  7. Chairside Assisting
  8. Dental Pain Management

Unit 3


  1. Pediatric Dentistry
  2. Orthodontics
  3. Oral Pathology
  4. Medical Emergencies
  5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Unit 4


  1. Dental Insurance
  2. Radiology I
  3. Radiology II
  4. Impressions
  5. Restorative Dental Procedures

Unit 5


  1. Prosthodontics
  2. Periodontics
  3. Endodontics
  4. The Dental Assistant's Guide to Law and Ethics
  5. Comprehensive Practicum

Additional Course Materials*

  • Virtual Labs
  • Tooth Anatomical Chart
  • Procedure Guides
  • Dental Equipment Guides
  • HIPAA Supplement
  • Career Starter Guide

*Additional course materials are delivered to you throughout the program.

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