Dental Administrative Assistant 2017-11-10T18:50:20+00:00

Dental Administrative Assistant Diploma

Today’s dental professional recognizes that that there is a requirement for caring, well-trained, multi-skilled dental auxiliaries because of the tremendous advances in technology, along with public demand for quality care. The Dental Administrative Assistant program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates. Students will:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to cope with dental emergencies and how to deal with special needs and medically compromised patients.
  • Explore dental hand instruments and accessories, anesthesia and pain control, radiographic imaging, intraoral imaging and extraoral imaging, general dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics and dental implants, and endodontics.
  • Explore the administration of a dental office: understanding human behaviour and cultural diversity, communication pathways, patient needs and telephone skills, written communication, dental office procedures, computer applications in dentistry, record keeping, filing and scheduling, recall programs, and inventory. Students also learn about general accounting in a dental office, accounts payable, payroll, and insurance.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Dental Administrative Assistant diploma program are qualified to work in an administrative capacity in any dental setting such as private and specialty dental offices, dental clinics and insurance firms.

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Dental Administrative Assistant Level 1 (DAA 1) introduces students to the role of a Dental Administrative Assistant (DAA) in today’s dental industry. DAA 1 explores oral embryology and histology, the anatomy of the head and neck, face and oral cavity, tooth morphology, dental caries and periodontal disease, preventative dentistry, nutrition, oral pathology, disease transmission, infection prevention, disinfection and sterilization, oral diagnosis, and treatment planning. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to cope with dental emergencies and how to deal with special needs and medically compromised patients.
Dental Administrative Assistant Level 2 (DAA 2) continues training for the role of a dental administrative assistant (DAA) in today’s dental industry. DAA 2 explores dental hand instruments, dental handpieces and accessories, anesthesia and pain control, radiographic imaging, intraoral imaging and extraoral imaging, general dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics and dental implants, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and coronal polishing, and orthodontics.
Dental Administrative Assistant Level 3 (DAA 3) continues training for the role of a dental administrative assistant (DAA) in today’s dental industry. DAA 3 explores the administration of a dental office: understanding human behaviour and cultural diversity, communication pathways, patient needs and telephone skills, written communication, dental office procedures, computer applications in dentistry, record keeping, filing and scheduling, recall programs, and inventory. Students also learn about general accounting in a dental office, accounts payable, payroll, and insurance. Students are set on a path to career success with lessons in employment and your professional dental career, and achieving career objectives.
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