- Sarasota, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Dental Assisting
- Program Description:
Dental careers are on the rise and qualified Dental Assistants are in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dental assistant jobs are expected to grow by 11% through 2028.* Many dentists are relying on dental assistants for routine tasks, leaving the dentist to focus on more advanced dental tasks. This spurs the demand for additional dental assistants. Further, as the population ages, more dental assistants are needed to produce bridges, dentures and other dental prosthetics.
How do you take advantage of the growth in dental assisting? Start by attending a school that offers one of the best Dental Assistant training programs in Sarasota, FL. With the right training courses from Meridian College, you could join this popular career field.
Dental assistants play a critical role in dentist’s offices across the country. They not only help dentists during examinations, but also perform important administrative tasks and help promote good health. As a dental assistant, you’ll benefit from regular day–time hours, paid time off, better job security and more.
With the Dental Assisting training program provided in expanded functions college students will be able to perform, under the supervision of a dentist, the following tasks; clinical charting, oral hygiene instruction, obtaining bacteriological specimens, polish clinical crowns, take and pour alginate impressions, place/remove periodontal dressing, apply topical fluorides, apply topical anesthetics, suture removal, polish amalgam restorations, place/remove matrix, place and remove temporary restorations, apply liners, varnish and bases, fabricate/cement temporary crowns, apply sealants.
Your Dental Assistant courses will include:
Preparing the patient for treatment
Supporting dentists during procedures
Preparing tray setups
Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment
Taking X-ray examinations
Obtaining dental records
The Dental Assistant training program at Meridian College provides extensive hands-on training including a school externship at a dental office where you will assist the dentist to treat actual patients.
Additional Program Information
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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