Dental Assistants are valuable members of a dental care team, assisting the dentist in the delivery of quality oral healthcare. Employment opportunities in this field are very good, so if you’re looking to work with your hands as well as your mind while improving the oral health of others, dental assisting may be for you.
Our Dental Assisting program provides a hands-on education in the fundamental principles of the Dental Assistant field. Our program includes training in dental X-ray procedures, patient assessment, billing, dental records, instrument sterilization and other skills designed to make our graduates extremely well-qualified and ready to start work in a new Dental Assistant career.
We strive to ensure that you are receiving the current skills required in a real-world dentist office. Our instructors and staff will partner with you toward your future success in your classes and through our job placement resources. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Registered Dental Assistant certification exam and dental radiographer exam, where applicable.
WHICH DENTAL ASSISTING & DENTAL RADIOLOGY SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
- Review dental records and prepare patients for treatment, including taking X-rays
- Provide dentist with proper instruments and chairside materials
- Impressions, modeling, charting and polishing
- Fluoride treatments and whitening procedures
- Provide postoperative instructions and instruct patients on oral healthcare
- Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, and place for easy access
- Instruct patients on dental hygiene and proper care of dental fixtures
- Apply sealant/anesthetic
WHERE DO DENTAL ASSISTANTS WORK?
- Dental Offices
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Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 866-2723
4704 Harlan Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80212
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Located right off of I-70, just west of downtown, our Denver campus features a student resource center, student lounges and fully equipped classrooms.
With access to 20 labs and classrooms, students often study in simulated, real-life settings as they prepare for their healthcare careers. The Denver campus includes a massage clinic and an esthetics salon that are open to the public, an X-ray lab, both a pharmacy and dental lab, and an instructional gym for personal training students.
Heritage College utilizes industry-standard equipment for our career education programs to ensure that students are prepared with the knowledge, skills and hands-on training needed for successful employment in their chosen field. Additionally, the campus offers a number of resources to assist students, and the faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students.