As a Dental Assistant, you’re an integral part of the dental team. You’ll work with your dental team to help prepare patients for exams, take X-rays, sterilize equipment, and educate patients in proper oral care. Depending on what state or environment you work at, other duties will vary.
Dental Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The Dental Assisting program at Concorde Career College prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for success in an entry-level Dental Assistant position. The program aims to guide students in developing proficiency, professionalism, empathy, and accurate technique while learning to interact professionally with dentists, coworkers, and patients.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The Dental Assisting degree program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in which students are required to successfully complete radiological written and skills assessments.
Your search for dental hygiene progams that offer real-world career training ends at Concorde. We offer practical skills and knowledge that can transfer directly to the workplace.
Classroom-to-career skills training
Concorde's dental hygiene program can prepare you through an array of skill sets that include:
- Extraoral and intraoral exams
- Periodontal and dental exams
- Patient history reviews
- Vital sign checks
- Risk assessments
Dental hygienist jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 6 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of increased research linking oral health to general health. Find out more about what a career in dental hygiene looks like.
*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029
Where can a dental hygienist work?
Dental hygienists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:
- Private practice
- Group practice
- Specialty practices
- Public health
- Hospital dental clinics
Accreditation and Licensure
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