Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

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"I developed great self-esteem working with the staff and instructors of North-West College. They helped me so much I was able to move back to my home state and was employed by the first employer I submitted my application with. Thank you so much for the learning experience that I received from your school!"
Diantha Polley, Medical Assistant
"I came to North West College Riverside campus not knowing what I wanted to do in life. I learned to have compassion and understand the patients. I have a job now as a medical assistant and all I could say is I'm very grateful that I attended this college."
Elizabeth V. Ruiz, Medical Assistant
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Dental Assistant Course Activities

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from patient care and taking x-rays to record keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work. Graduates of the Dental Assistant program routinely find entry-level positions working in dental offices, clinics and other oral health care facilities.

Dental Assistants typically perform the following tasks:

  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Recording patient history and personal information
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Assisting physicians with patient examinations
  • Prepping instruments for doctors
  • Giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Preparing patient samples for laboratory tests

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