Curriculum

As a student of the Modern Dental Career Center, you will be enrolled in the course of Modern Dental Assisting for 13 weeks all basic dental procedures as well as expanded duties procedures.

Class times will normally occur on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 1.30 pm. Dental office ex/internships will occur at local dental offices in the area.

Week 1. Introduction to Dental Assisting Profession. Sciences in Dentistry.  Oral Anatomy. Overview of dentition. Tooth morphology.

Lab: Alginate impressions, Pouring models.

Week 2. Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease.

Lab: Trimming models,

Fabricating bleaching trays, Performing caries assessment test, Performing proper brushing and flossing.

Week 3. Infection prevention in Dentistry. Occupational Health and Safety.  Principles of sterilization, Moisture control.

Week 4. Assisting in a Medical Emergency. Medically compromised patient.  CPR Training. (Certificate). Anesthesia and Pain Control. Introduction to Sedation Dentistry Principles of Pharmacology.

Week 5. Patient Information: New patient (DISC) Dental Record, Vital Signs,  Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Introduction to Dentrix software.

Week 6. Foundation of clinical dentistry. Structure of dental office. Dental instruments, handpieces, and rotary instruments.

Week 7. Radiology (X-Ray) training (Certificate). Extra-oral and Intro-oral Imaging.

Week 8,9  Dental materials. Restorative Dentistry: Chairside assisting in Filling, Build-ups, Crown and Bridge preparation. Introduction to Cord Packing Provisional Crown, Bridge Fabrication. Introduction to Cosmetic Dentistry.

Week 10. Endodontic Procedures, Post and Core. Introduction to Periodontal Dentistry. Dental office internships week 1.

Week 11. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Assisting in Extraction and Implant Placement Procedure. Removable Prosthodontics. Conventional and Modern Denture restoration.Dental office internships week 2.

Week 12. Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry. Overview of children’s dentition.  Placing Dental Sealants. Introduction to Orthodontics. Dentistry.  Employment opportunities, Marketing yourself. Resume and preparation for Job Interview. Dental office internships week 3.

Week 13. Dental Administration and Communication Skills. Financial Management and Marketing. 

Final lab Test. 

For more information about the curriculum please refer to the Course Catalog.

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