Tempe Dental Assistant School

Program Course Objectives and Dental Assisting Tempe, AZ

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The Dental Assisting School of Arizona prepares students for entry level positions as a chairside assistant in a dental office. The dental assistant training program is a course designed to teach the students the skills and knowledge necessary to assist dentists and hygienists in all chairside procedures. Students that graduate from this program will be able to effectively perform the following procedures:

  • • Pass instruments and supplies to the dentists
  • • Use suction devices to keep patients mouth clear and dry
  • • Set-up and sterilize instruments and equipment
  • • Prepare dental charts
  • • Apply topical anesthetics
  • • Apply bleaching agents and fissure sealants
  • • Remove stained and soft deposits from the clinical crown of a tooth
  • • Selection and placement of matrix bands during amalgam and composite resin restoration
  • • Placement of dental dams
  • • Fluoride placements
  • • Take dental x-rays and inta-oral photos
  • • Take impressions of patients teeth
  • • Obtain patients’ medical history
  • • Obtain blood pressure and pulse
  • • Provide instructions on oral care and hygiene
  • • Medical Emergencies, render basic first aid and CPR