Become a Dental Assistant in Just 12 Weeks
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This dental assisting program will provide educational and training to prepare students to become competent dental assistants who assist and perform quality, comprehensive care in an ethical, interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive manner.
The school is committed to educating dental assistants to function as a member of the dental practice and able to perform the roles of clinician, dental health promoter and patient coordinator.
The program prepares graduates to meet the future oral health needs of a culturally diverse society within a changing healthcare system.
Why Start a Dental Assisting Career?
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Our graduation rate is 98% for the CNA program at AM Training Institute.
As we have not yet started the Dental Assisting Program, there are no graduation rates available at this time.
Classes are filling up quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
A dental assistant is a professional who works alongside a dentist to provide patient care in a dental office. Dental assistants typically perform tasks such as taking x-rays, sterilizing equipment, preparing patients for procedures, and assisting the dentist during procedures. Some dental assistants may also be trained to perform certain procedures, such as applying sealants or taking impressions.
No, this program is open to anyone 17 and over with parent/guardian permission and over 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED.
Yes, we are accredited by the Iowa State Department of Health.
This program is open to anyone 17 and over with parent/guardian permission and over 18 years old.
No, we do not guarantee employment upon completion of the course. However, we work with several staffing agencies to help students who complete the program.
THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM’S GOALS ARE TO TRAIN AND EDUCATE STUDENTS TO:
- Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures.
- Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays).
- Record patients’ medical history, take blood pressure and pulse.
- Serve as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
- Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatments.
- Provide patients with instructions for post procedure oral care. Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.
- Takes impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth).
- Perform general office tasks including tasks that may require the use of a personal computer. - Communicate with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies).
- Assist in providing direct patient care in all dental specialties, including pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.