WEEK 1 

INTRODUCTION 

  • Intro to Dental Assisting

  • Dental Anatomy

  • Dental Terminology

WEEK 2 

"Four Handed Dentistry"

  • Instrument transfer

  • Isolation Techniques

  • Suctioning

  • Local Anesthesia

  • Handpiece maintenance

  • Sealants and polishing

WEEK 3 

Radiology

  • Terminology

  • Equipment

  • Technique

  • Common mistakes

  • Types of images

WEEK 4

Composite Fillings

  • Terminology

  • Equipment

  • Technique

  • Common mistakes

  • Amalgam vs. Composite 

WEEK 5

Cements/Liners, Impressions, LABWORK

  • Terminology

  • Equipment

  • Technique

  • Common mistakes

  • Impression materials

  • Types of cements

WEEK 6 

Midterm Exam, Dental Specialties  

  • Midterm Exam

  • Specialties

    • Oral surgery​

    • Periodontics

    • Pedodontics

    • Orthodontics (Invisalign)

    • Implants

    • Sedation

WEEK 7

 Prosthodontics 

  • Fixed Prosthodontics

    • Crowns​​

    • Veneers

    • Bridges

    • Implant restoration

  • Removable Prosthodontics​​​

    • Complete dentures

    • Partial dentures

  • Making temporary crowns

WEEK 8 

Endodontics

  • Materials/Instruments

  • Diagnosis 

  • Setup

  • Rubber dam placement

WEEK 9 

Front office, Osha/HIPPA, dentrix, review

  • Front office 

    • Scheduling​

    • Insurance billing/codes

    • Phones

  • Dentrix

    • Treatment Planning​

    • SOAP notes

  • OSHA/HIPPA

  • Review for Final exam

WEEK 10 

Final exams, Graduation

  • Final Practical Exam

  • Final Clinical Exam
  • Radiology Exam
  • Graduation
  • Certificates​