Training program available at the following locations:
- Lancaster (Main Campus)
- Ventura (Branch Campus)
Dental Assistants are often the face of the office and work closely with patients to help them feel comfortable, teach them proper oral health care, and prepare them for procedures. As a dental assistant (DA) you will practice a variety of techniques in a dental laboratory comparable to a modern dental facility. You will perform basic record maintenance, front office work, assist with the administering of anesthetics and dental x-rays.
Upon graduation you may choose to work in facilities such as:
- Oral Surgery
- Aesthetic Dentistry
Career Care Institute’s Dental Assisting program is geared towards adequately preparing the graduate for an entry-level position in a dental office as a dental assistant. Students will learn how to function efficiently and successfully in most areas of dental assisting. Dental assistants typically work in dentist’s offices, group practice, dental specialty practice (endodontic, periodontics, prosthodontics, etc.), school clinics, laboratories, dental supply companies, and insurance companies, among many other options.
Upon graduation of the program and 6 months of experience, you will be eligible to apply for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) written, practical and law and ethics exam. You not only receive your Coronal Polishing certificate but also your Infection Control, Radiation Safety and BLS from Career Care Institute.
What’s the career outlook?
Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.
Also as the large baby-boom population ages, the need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental care. Federal health legislation is expected to expand the number of patients who have access to health insurance. People with new or expanded dental insurance coverage will be more likely to visit a dentist than in the past. This will increase the demand for all dental services, including those performed by dental assistants.
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