Tempe Dental Assistant School

Course TopicsTempe, AZ

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Our Course

Week 1: Introduction to the Profession of Dentistry

◦ Ethical and Legal Issues in Dentistry

◦ Infection Control for the Dental Assistant

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 2: Dental Radiology

◦ Human Dentition

◦ Radiology Basics and X-Ray Procedures

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 3: The Composition of the teeth and Dental Terminology

◦ Tissues Surrounding the Teeth

◦ Radiology Basics and X-Ray Procedures (Cont’d)

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 4: Bones of the Head

◦ Muscles of the Head and Neck, Temporomandibular Joint and Paranasal Sinuses

◦ Dental Charting/Black Cavity Classifications

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 5: Oral Pathology

◦ Oral Cavity, Salivary Glands & Immune System

◦ Dental Charting (Cont’d)

◦ Alginate Impressions, Lab Materials & Techniques

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 6: Dental Materials

◦ Pediatric Dentistry

◦ Restorative Materials & Techniques

◦ Pedodontic Procedures

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 7: Removable Prosthodontics

◦ Fixed Prosthodontics

◦ Removable Prosthodontics – Full & Partial Dentures

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 8: Endodontics

◦ Topical & Local Anesthesia

◦ Endodontic Instrument & Procedures

◦ Techniques in Administering Anesthesia

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 9: Orthodontics

◦ Periodontics

◦ Placing Sealants & Home Bleaching

◦ Periodontal Treatment and Coronal Polishing, Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 10: Oral Surgery

◦ Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

◦ Oral Surgical Procedures

◦ CPR Training & Certification

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 11: Radiology In Depth Overview

◦ Front Office Management and Resume Preparation

Clock hours of lecture & Lab: 6
Week 12: Practical Exams Review – Charting

◦ Practical Exam Review – Radiology

◦ Practical Exams Preparation – Instrument Transfer

◦ Practical Exams Preparation – Instrument Recognition & Suction Tip Positioning

Clock hours: 6
Week 13: Practical Final Exams

◦ Final Exams – Theories

Clock hours: 6

Clock hours: 78

Externship (50)

Total Hours: 128

Contact Us

Dental Assisting School of Arizona is located at
2233 W. Baseline Road Suite #104B
Tempe, AZ 85283
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(602) 362-0561