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Dental Office Assistant

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and preparing trays of instruments for dental procedures.

While the majority of dental office assistants work in dental offices, including solo and group practices, others will find employment in managed care facilities and specialty practices working for periodontists, orthodontists, or oral surgeons. With additional education and training, dental office assistants can move into positions such as office managers, dental-assisting instructors, or dental product sales representatives. Some dental assistants seek certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Graduates of Protrain Dental Office Assistant program are eligible for this exam after working full-time for two years or part-time for four years as a dental assistant and obtaining certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The program provides the dental office assistant-related knowledge you will need to gain an entry-level position in the dental field. You will learn the key concepts of running a successful dental office administration. You will gain hands-on practice in completing routine office duties and the end of the program will prepare you for a successful.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Access to our state-of-the-art Online Student Center
  • Full student services and support during your program, including unlimited e-mail, fax, and telephone support
  • All new, latest edition, textbooks
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date study guides prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for questions answered incorrectly
  • One official school transcript
  • A Certificate of completion of program requirements
  • 18 month access

Topics that are covered in this course, include:

  • Covers learning styles; instrinsic versus extrinsic motivation; self-efficacy and self-determination; visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners; and field dependence versus field independence.
  • Covers study skills, including choosing a place to study; scheduling time, goal setting; monitoring your study sessions; and avoiding procrastination.
  • Covers learning strategies, including SQ3R; note-taking skills; memory tricks; references; and how to take multiple choice tests.
  • Covers the dental team; discusses practice management and the practice mission statement; covers the qualifications and credentials of the dental assistant, certification, and continuing education.
  • Covers the legal and ethical issues and responsibilities of the office assistant; discusses dental jurisprudence and ethics, the state board of dental examiners, and the code of ethics; stresses the importance of an office manual.
  • Covers hazard communication and regulatory agency mandate; discusses the importance of complying with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Covers patient relations; explains how to assist patients with necessary forms and introduce a new patient to other team members; discusses nonverbal communication.
  • Covers marketing the practice and the key elements of dental marketing; discusses goal setting and achieving patient satisfaction.
  • Covers printed communications used in the dental office, including stationery, business cards, business letters, and cards as practice builders.
  • Covers business office equipment, including telephones, fax machines, photocopiers, and computers; discusses how to set up a conference call.
  • Covers the parts of speech, including nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
  • Covers the parts of a sentence, including the subject, predicate, direct and indirect objects, subject complements, phrases, and clauses.
  • Covers pronoun/antecedent agreement and pronoun usage; explains how pronouns are used in sentences; covers subject/verb agreement.
  • Covers dental nomenclature and related terminology; discusses dental arches, quadrants and sextants, tooth composition, types and functions of teeth, tooth identification, tooth surfaces and edges, and cavity classifications.


Program provides the dental office assistant-related knowledge you will need to gain an entry-level position in the dental field.


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course quick facts
course code PRO1071
cost $1595.00
estimated time to
complete course
45 Hours
course materials
12 Months