Our Dental Assistant Training Programs
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About Our Dental Assistant Training Courses
12 Week Dental Assisting & Radiology
The Entry Level Dental Assistant class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Intense hands-on training that includes software, lab, radiology, chair-side assisting, and some basic expanded duty skills. Each graduate will be equipped with the skills they need by the end of the program to find employment in any dental office in Florida. You will earn a certificate of completion for dental assisting. In effort to provide the best training possible, each 12 week class has a max capacity of 10 students.
6 Week Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Training
The title E.F.D.A. is a term used for assistants who have acquired a higher level of mastered skills. Expanded Functions Dental Assisting operates under the dentist direction in the dental office. You will earn a certificate of completion. The class meeting times are flexible depending on the availability of the group. Many of those that attend the course are working professionals. However, 6 classes must be attended to graduate from the E.F.D.A. training program. Nadine Jordan teaches this course and is a 25-year veteran in E.F.D.A. To provide the best hands-on training available this class has a maximum capacity of 12 students.
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What To Expect
What Does The Job Market Look Like In Next 10 Years?
Dental Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations in the field, with an expected 18% increase in the number of jobs available by 2024.
OUR DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM WILL GIVE YOU:
- Dental assisting certificate
- Provisional radiology license
- CPR certification
- Eligibility to sit for RHS/DANB exam
- Software training
Dental Office Training 2 South can teach you how to use the latest technology in a career field that continues to grow. DOT2South is approved by both the Florida Dental Board and licensed through the Florida Department of Education.
What's It's Like To Work As A Dental Assistant?
Being a dental assistant is an exciting career because you get to deal with many different people every day and you’ll also have a wide variety of daily tasks to keep you busy. That means you will enjoy going to work and the days will fly by because you will have the opportunity to help others while doing what you love.
Job Responsibilities Of A Dental Assistant?
- Assisting the dentist with patient relations and performing many different dental treatments and procedures.
- You will be taking X-Rays and developing them.
- Obtaining patients medical history, blood pressure and pulse.
- Sterilizing and organizing all dental equipment and instruments.
- Dealing with the dentist, patient relationships and making patients feel comfortable before, during and after their visits.
- Educating adults and children about proper oral hygiene including how to properly brush and floss their teeth, as well as the role diet plays in oral health.
- Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for casts.
- Office organization, patient files and other management tasks.
- Answering phones, making patient appointments, patient billing, talking with vendors and ordering supplies.
- And much more!
Typical Hours For A Dental Assistant?
Most dental assistants work full time. However, in 2014 about 1 in 3 dental assistants worked part-time. The average hours worked for full-time dental assistants is approximately 36-37 hours per week and part-time dental assistants worked an average of 24-26 hours per week. Additionally, there are some dental practices that are open during the evenings and weekends as well.
Life Outside The Office?
Since being a dental assistant doesn’t usually require you to work long hours, you will have more time to spend with family and friends. Therefore, becoming a dental assistant could mean you have a better quality of life than you would had you chosen differently.
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