Diploma In Dental Assistant Online Course

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Diploma In Dental Assistant Online Course

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Get started in Dentistry by Taking the Dental Assistant Course Online

Taking our dental assistant course online will help in preparing you to competently perform the vital role of a dental assistant. There are not many dental clinics that work effectively without dental assistants. As their title implies, dental assistants help dentists to carry out clinical procedures, manage the care of patients and manage the administrative and clerical functions of the dental office. Dental assistants can expect to perform a variety of duties and functions.

By the end of this dental assistant certification online course, you will:

  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities that various members of the dental team would be called upon to do
  • Learn how to effectively work in a team situation
  • Know all of the skills and qualifications required to become a dental assistant
  • Understand the underlying principles of organizing and operating a dental office
  • Know how to perform administrative and clerical responsibilities including filing and the computerization of records
  • Have a thorough understanding of oral health, oral anatomy and oral hygiene in addition to dental charting
  • Be able to maintain dental office health and safety standards by following applicable rules and regulations
  • Be able to apply effective communication methods that will engage patients, work colleagues, other healthcare professionals and dentists.
  • The course covers welcoming a patient properly, providing information in a coherent fashion, clarifying doubts and the preparation of patients by putting them at ease
  • Be ready to give chair-side support to the dentist by constructing temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing dentures and similar dental appliances.
  • Know the correct procedures to maintain infection control and protect the dental team
  • Know how to manage dental instrumentation. This includes instrument sterilization; positioning instruments to facilitate easy access; passing instruments to the dentist when required and suctioning.
  • Know the correct methods involved in selecting, mixing and placing materials on instruments and inside patient’s mouths.
  • Know how to support the dentist during dental and medical emergencies by keeping CPR certifications up to date as well as being able to assist with oxygen and drug supply
  • Know how to maintain and operate dental equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Be able to troubleshoot equipment problems and call the manufacturer when repairs are required
  • Be able to evaluate new equipment
  • Be able to effectively manage inventory

Quick Facts About the Dental Assistant Training Online Course:

  1. Learn the fundamental skills and responsibilities of dental assistants
  2. Online dental assistant certification course contains 10 comprehensive modules
  3. Presented in simple straightforward language that makes studying easy
  4. The Dental Assistant Online Course content has been developed and written by leading dental industry experts
  5. Support is available on a one-on-one basis if required
  6. Registered students gain unlimited, lifetime access to this online dental assistant program
  7. Upon achievement of a satisfactory pass score, students receive a certificate of completion
  8. Study our online dental assistant program at a pace that suits you, as you don’t have to conform to class timetables
  9. The dental assistant program online is always accessible using any computer or smart device

Dental assistant Course Online Delivery

 

All courses are available 24/7 online and can be accessed with any computer device including PC, Mac, tablet or Smartphone. Upon successful registration, a welcome email detailing course access details will be sent to your registered email address. If it appears that the email has not reached your inbox, check your spam/junk folders before contacting our help desk.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1 : Introduction to the Dental Profession, Dental Team and Standards of Practice

  • Definition of dentistry
  • A brief history of dentistry
  • Types of dentists
  • Overview of the dental profession

Module 2 : Standards of Dental Practice

  • The General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Codes of ethics governing the dental profession
  • Prioritising patient requirements
  • Non-verbal patient communication

Module 3 : Standards of Dental Practice (Part II)

  • Obtaining patient consent for dental treatment
  • Obtaining consent for child patients
  • Protection and maintenance of patient information and confidentiality
  • Dental patient records

Module 4 : Dental Assistant Skills, Duties and Qualifications and How to Maintain and Organise a Dental Office

  • Skills, qualifications and duties of a dental assistant
  • Patient interaction in the front office and treatment room
  • Outlining the proper procedure for responding to an incoming call
  • An overview of office business technology

Module 5 : Oral Health and Preventative Techniques

  • Preventative dentistry and patient motivation for different age groups
  • Formation of plaque, causes, effects and preventative measures
  • Oral hygiene aids, including mouth rinses and other inter-dental aids
  • Application and usage of disclosing agents

Module 6 : Dental Terminology, Brushing and Flossing Techniques

  • Dental terminology (important dental terms)
  • Types of manual and powered toothbrushes
  • Vibratory, orbital and scrub brushing techniques
  • Care for dentures, implants and prosthetics

Module 7 : Fluoride and Oral Nutrition in Dentistry

  • Background of fluoride in relation to the dental industry
  • Effects of fluoride on dental plaque and tooth decay
  • Fluoride toxicity and forms of fluoride
  • Fluoride applications and rinses

Module 8 : General, Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology and Tooth Morphology

  • Introduction to organ systems in the human body
  • Respiratory, digestive, immune and endocrine systems
  • Skeletal, muscular, Integumentary and nervous systems
  • Dental anatomy and morphology

Module 9 : Patient Care, Dental Charting and Chair-Side Assistance (I)

  • How to obtain medical history and perform a preliminary clinical examination
  • How to help the dentist during procedures
  • How to perform assessments of vital signs and document them
  • Dental charts, numbering and important tips

Module 10 : Chair Side Assistance (II), Anaesthesia/Sedation and Ergonomics

  • How to hold and transfer instruments
  • One-handed and two-handed transfer methods
  • How to transfer mouth mirrors, explorers, cotton-pliers, hand-pieces and scissors
  • The palm, pen, modified pen and thumb-to-nose grasps

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get started in Dentistry by Taking the Dental Assistant Course Online

Taking our dental assistant course online will help in preparing you to competently perform the vital role of a dental assistant. There are not many dental clinics that work effectively without dental assistants. As their title implies, dental assistants help dentists to carry out clinical procedures, manage the care of patients and manage the administrative and clerical functions of the dental office. Dental assistants can expect to perform a variety of duties and functions.

By the end of this dental assistant certification online course, you will:

  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities that various members of the dental team would be called upon to do
  • Learn how to effectively work in a team situation
  • Know all of the skills and qualifications required to become a dental assistant
  • Understand the underlying principles of organizing and operating a dental office
  • Know how to perform administrative and clerical responsibilities including filing and the computerization of records
  • Have a thorough understanding of oral health, oral anatomy and oral hygiene in addition to dental charting
  • Be able to maintain dental office health and safety standards by following applicable rules and regulations
  • Be able to apply effective communication methods that will engage patients, work colleagues, other healthcare professionals and dentists.
  • The course covers welcoming a patient properly, providing information in a coherent fashion, clarifying doubts and the preparation of patients by putting them at ease
  • Be ready to give chair-side support to the dentist by constructing temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing dentures and similar dental appliances.
  • Know the correct procedures to maintain infection control and protect the dental team
  • Know how to manage dental instrumentation. This includes instrument sterilization; positioning instruments to facilitate easy access; passing instruments to the dentist when required and suctioning.
  • Know the correct methods involved in selecting, mixing and placing materials on instruments and inside patient’s mouths.
  • Know how to support the dentist during dental and medical emergencies by keeping CPR certifications up to date as well as being able to assist with oxygen and drug supply
  • Know how to maintain and operate dental equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Be able to troubleshoot equipment problems and call the manufacturer when repairs are required
  • Be able to evaluate new equipment
  • Be able to effectively manage inventory

Quick Facts About the Dental Assistant Training Online Course:

  1. Learn the fundamental skills and responsibilities of dental assistants
  2. Online dental assistant certification course contains 10 comprehensive modules
  3. Presented in simple straightforward language that makes studying easy
  4. The Dental Assistant Online Course content has been developed and written by leading dental industry experts
  5. Support is available on a one-on-one basis if required
  6. Registered students gain unlimited, lifetime access to this online dental assistant program
  7. Upon achievement of a satisfactory pass score, students receive a certificate of completion
  8. Study our online dental assistant program at a pace that suits you, as you don’t have to conform to class timetables
  9. The dental assistant program online is always accessible using any computer or smart device

Dental assistant Course Online Delivery

 

All courses are available 24/7 online and can be accessed with any computer device including PC, Mac, tablet or Smartphone. Upon successful registration, a welcome email detailing course access details will be sent to your registered email address. If it appears that the email has not reached your inbox, check your spam/junk folders before contacting our help desk.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1 : Introduction to the Dental Profession, Dental Team and Standards of Practice

  • Definition of dentistry
  • A brief history of dentistry
  • Types of dentists
  • Overview of the dental profession

Module 2 : Standards of Dental Practice

  • The General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Codes of ethics governing the dental profession
  • Prioritising patient requirements
  • Non-verbal patient communication

Module 3 : Standards of Dental Practice (Part II)

  • Obtaining patient consent for dental treatment
  • Obtaining consent for child patients
  • Protection and maintenance of patient information and confidentiality
  • Dental patient records

Module 4 : Dental Assistant Skills, Duties and Qualifications and How to Maintain and Organise a Dental Office

  • Skills, qualifications and duties of a dental assistant
  • Patient interaction in the front office and treatment room
  • Outlining the proper procedure for responding to an incoming call
  • An overview of office business technology

Module 5 : Oral Health and Preventative Techniques

  • Preventative dentistry and patient motivation for different age groups
  • Formation of plaque, causes, effects and preventative measures
  • Oral hygiene aids, including mouth rinses and other inter-dental aids
  • Application and usage of disclosing agents

Module 6 : Dental Terminology, Brushing and Flossing Techniques

  • Dental terminology (important dental terms)
  • Types of manual and powered toothbrushes
  • Vibratory, orbital and scrub brushing techniques
  • Care for dentures, implants and prosthetics

Module 7 : Fluoride and Oral Nutrition in Dentistry

  • Background of fluoride in relation to the dental industry
  • Effects of fluoride on dental plaque and tooth decay
  • Fluoride toxicity and forms of fluoride
  • Fluoride applications and rinses

Module 8 : General, Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology and Tooth Morphology

  • Introduction to organ systems in the human body
  • Respiratory, digestive, immune and endocrine systems
  • Skeletal, muscular, Integumentary and nervous systems
  • Dental anatomy and morphology

Module 9 : Patient Care, Dental Charting and Chair-Side Assistance (I)

  • How to obtain medical history and perform a preliminary clinical examination
  • How to help the dentist during procedures
  • How to perform assessments of vital signs and document them
  • Dental charts, numbering and important tips

Module 10 : Chair Side Assistance (II), Anaesthesia/Sedation and Ergonomics

  • How to hold and transfer instruments
  • One-handed and two-handed transfer methods
  • How to transfer mouth mirrors, explorers, cotton-pliers, hand-pieces and scissors
  • The palm, pen, modified pen and thumb-to-nose grasps

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA59
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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