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What will I Take Away?

SpringHill Dental Assisting Academy strives to provide individual attention in a small class setting. Weekend classes allow minimal disruption to your work schedule while building on a new skill set. Hands-on practice with the guidance of our experienced clinical instructors will give you confidence to start your new chapter as a dental assistant. SpringHill Dental Assisting Academy is where you can launch your dental assisting career in less time. 

The classes and labs will cover:

  • Function of external and internal structures of the teeth and oral cavity.
  • Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings recommendations.
  • Care and maintenance of dental office equipment.
  • Principles of disinfection, treatment room disinfection.
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Instrument Processing and storage.
  • Composition, properties and manipulation of dental materials and safety protocol in the dental office and the dental laboratory.
  • Dental handpieces, dental burs.
  • Dental Unit waterlines.
  • Dental charting.
  • Impression taking, construction of models, model trimming and other laboratory duties.
  • Dental instruments, their care and function.
  • Dental procedures and techniques used chairside: Amalgam and Composite restorations, Crown and Bridge Procedures, Simple Extractions.
  • Professionalism in dental clinical staff.
  • Ethics of patient care.
  • Oral communication, patient relations, digital and written communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Dental and medical terms for the dental health professional.

 

 

A word from Jill

Jill Day

Lead Instructor

Working as a dental assistant for 28 years I have been training dental assistants for 15 years.  I know from helping guide successful dental assisting students we have created a course that will enable you to learn key skills that dental offices are looking for while making you a valued staff member. We need dental assistants who love patients, want to contribute to the team effort and want to provide a safe dental care environment.