The Dental Assistant program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction.
The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting.
Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure, and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting.
The student will learn the steps necessary to assist the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. The program includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cement.
Note: Additionally, this 100-contact-hour course includes a CPR certification course and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the State of Texas “TSBDE” Registered Dental Assistant exam offered throughout the state.
Saturday, March 21 at 9:00am to 4:30am
UTRGV Brownsville Campus
One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78520
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