Dental assisting is an outstanding career for someone who is a stickler for details, driven to help people and enjoys hands-on work. Dental Assistants are an important part of any successful dental practice.
ATA’s Dental Assistant program will prepare you for a successful career as a dental assistant. Dental Assistants perform a variety of jobs, including patient care, office management and lab duties.
Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting. All ATA graduates are accepted into the University of Louisville School of Dentistry’s Expanded Duty Dental Auxiliary (EDDA) course.
In addition to the basic coursework for dental assistants, ATA also provides:
- CPR certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association
- Kentucky certification in Radiology Safety and Technique
- 300 hours of externship in a dental office
- Hands-on lab experience at an actual dentist’s office
- Instruction from dentists and dental assistants
- Training in 4 handed dentistry
ATA’s Dental Assistant program is a 10-month program that consists of 56 credit hours.
- ANA 105 Basic Oral & Facial Anatomy (4 credits)
- DEN 101 Intro to Dental Assisting (4 credits)
- DEN 140 Advanced Operative Procedures (4 credits)
- Oral surgery
- Pedodontics (children’s dentistry)
- General dentistry practices
- Endodontics (root canals)
- Orthodontics (braces)
- Periodontics (gum disease)
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More information about careers and occupations can be found at O*NET (http://www.onetcenter.org), the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Use the link below to learn more about Diploma Dental Assistant: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9091.00