Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

This comprehensive and in-demand online dental assisting course helps equip you for career success—with no previous experience necessary! You will learn about every aspect of professional dental assisting, including invaluable real-world perspectives from experienced dental assistants and essential information about anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. You will even have the opportunity to explore the basics of maintaining computerized clinical dental records using Dentrix Practice Management software.

After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to apply for an externship (availability is limited and not guaranteed), through which you will get real-life clinical assistant experience. You will also be ready to pursue certification as a dental assistant by passing the radiology, infection control, and anatomy and physiology portions of the Dental Assisting National Board examinations – NELDA or CDA. Once you have gained clinical experience and in-person hours, you will be prepared for the general assisting exam.

Need help paying for tuition? Assistance is available to many adult students though VSAC. Contact Martha McCaughin at 802-786-8840 or mccaughin@vsac.org.

Career Field: Health Sciences
Training Center: Southwest Tech
Training Type: online
Tuition: $2995
Total Class Hours: 300
Certifications Offered: Certificate of Completion
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