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Introduction To Dental Assisting
Learn how to effectively assist the dentist with examinations and dental procedures. You will learn how to prepare the room, the instruments and the patient for dental procedures. You will become proficient in using the instruments that help keep the patient’s mouth dry and protected during dental procedures, administering topical anesthetics, taking dental impressions for study models other dental records necessary in the diagnostic and restorative processes.
Scientists have discovered various forms of tooth replacement and evidence of other procedures from this time period, as well as dental tools such as forceps and dental picks. Many of the designs found in these artifacts are still used in instruments today, which is truly fascinating. These civilizations, including the Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks, designated healers to experiment with treating dental problems. As you go through this quick overview of dental history, you will learn about some of these ancient healers and how their accomplishments helped shape today's dental world.
It is important for the dental assistant to have a basic understanding of the study of anatomy (the structure of the human body) and physiology (how the human body functions). This knowledge will help the dental assistant to keep their own body healthy, communicate with patients, and to understand treatment and medications that may be prescribed. In this learning module, the dental assistant will understand basic terms and definitions needed to communicate effectively as a dental healthcare professional.