Speciality courses are expert-level training programs that teach specialized skills not found in our regular membership courses.
Chairside Essentials for Dental Assistants
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.
In order to give quality care to patients, the assistant must be familiar with the terminology by systems and how each system functions. The study of body structures in anatomy and psychology is the study of how the body functions. In this module a brief overview of the dental assistant you should be able to use proper terminology to describe, locate, and identify various anatomical features and landmarks.
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.
Academy of Chairside Assisting (ACA) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2023. Provider #: 387795