When you call for a dental appointment, are you greeted by a friendly voice or a grumpy one? That first call is the most important -- and it’s handled by the dental assistant.
As a dental assisting student, you’ll learn how to schedule appointments and greet patients in a warm and welcoming way. You’ll also learn how to show patients the proper way to brush and floss, and how to perform x-rays and other basic clinical tasks, such as taking whole-mouth impressions. Sterilizing instruments, setting up patient trays, and medical record keeping are also part of the program.