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    Certified Dental Assistant

    Includes RHS and ICE Certification Exams
    226 Students Enrolled Occupation: Dental Assistant
    226 Students Enrolled Occupation: Dental Assistant

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    Hours: 780
    Duration: 6 months

    Language: English
    Level: Beginner

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    Certification included

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    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

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    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    If you’ve been wondering what do dental assistants do, this course will tell you all about it. Our certified dental assistant program is designed for individuals who don’t have any professional dental experience but want to improve their opportunities in the dental healthcare industry. Our dental assistant course will teach students in detail about: • The history of dentistry • Essential legal information • Oral anatomy • Operation techniques • Various dental equipment Our aim for this intereactive and multimedia-rich course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop mastery over procedures, standards, and the tools required for dental procedures. This way, when you acquire a job in a dental office, you’ll be prepared for all tasks that are expected from you. This course also awards students with an exam voucher for the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) certification exam by the Dental Assisting National Board(DANB). This certification is a requirement in various states for those who want to become certified dental assistants in a dental office. To improve your opportunities as a healthcare professional, we’ve also included an exam voucher for the Infection Control Exam (ICE). If you’re looking for hands-on experience in the field, we provide opportunities for optional clinical externships at local healthcare providers as well.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas: • List the core elements of the dental profession • Define oral anatomy and physiology • Recognize the steps for prevention of dental diseases • Recall strategies for infection prevention in the dental office • Identify the steps for completing dental assisting procedures


    Module 1: The Profession • History of Dentistry • Members of the Dental Health Care Team • Overview of the Dental Office • Ethics and Law • Legal Aspects of Dentistry • Risk Management • Patient Records • Informed Consent Module 2: The Sciences • Directions and Body Planes • Systems of the Body • Structures of the Head and Neck • Blood Supply to the Face and Mouth • Lymph Nodes • Structure of the Face and Oral Cavity • Anatomic Parts of the Tooth • Types of Teeth • Tissues of the Tooth • Tooth Surfaces • Dentition • Numbing Systems Module 3: Disease Transmission and Infection Control • Pathogens • Bacteria • Chain of Infection • Viral and Bacterial Diseases • Handwashing and Hand Care • Personal Protective Equipment • Medical Waste Management • OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard Module 4: Disinfection and Processing • Surface Barriers • Precleaning and Disinfection • Classification of Instruments, Equipment, and Surfaces • Aseptic Techniques • Sterilization • Precleaning and Packaging Instruments Module 5: Dental Treatment • Clinical Dentistry • Standard Procedure Routine • Instrument Transfer • Expanded Functions of the Dental Assistant • Mouth Rinsing • Oral Evacuation Methods • Isolation Techniques • Dental Dam Module 6: Patient Care • Patient Record • Vital Signs • Components of a Dental Examination • Oral Examination • Soft Tissue Examination • Recording Dental Treatment Module 7: Medical Emergencies and Pain Control • Preventing Emergencies • Legal Responsibilities • Patient Assessment • Emergency Responses • Topical Anesthesia • Local Anesthesia • Health Status of the Patient • Local Anesthesia Techniques • Anesthetic Syringe • Pain and Anxiety Methods • Documentation of Anesthesia and Pain Control Module 8: Dental Imaging • Radiation Physics • X-Ray Beams • Types of Radiation • Radiation Exposure • Radiation Hazards and Protection • Patient Protection • Dental X-Ray Machine • Oral Radiography • Dental Films • Processing Solutions Module 9: Preventive Dentistry • Process of Dental Disease • Tooth Brushing • Flossing • Fluoride • Nutrition • Coronal Polishing • Dental Sealants Module 10: Restorative Dentistry • Instruments • Dental Burs • Properties Affecting a Dental Material • Amalgam • Dental Liners • Dental Bases • Dental Cements • Cavity Preparation • Veneers • Vital Bleaching Module 11: Impressions and Implants • Impression Trays • Bite Registration • Diagnostic Casts • Fixed Prosthodontics • Partial Dentures • Full Dentures • Dental Implants • Maintenance of Dental Implants Module 12: Specialized Dentistry • Periodontal Diseases • Periodontal Examination • Ultrasonic Scaler • Scale, Root Planing, and Gingival Curettage • Periodontal Surgery • Endodontic Diagnosis • Instruments in Endodontics • Pulp Therapy • Surgical Endodontics Module 13: Oral Surgery and Orthodontics • Surgical Environment • Oral Surgery Instruments • Surgical Asepsis • Surgical Procedures • Suture Placement • Dry Socket • Pediatric Dentistry • Orthodontic Treatment • Fixed Orthodontic Appliances Module 14: The Job Search • Personal and Professional Goals • Career Opportunities • Marketing Your Skills • Social Media and Job Search • Seeking Employment • Interview • Salary Negotiations • Job Termination



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to sit for the included certification exams. The DANB’s RHS exam is a component exam of both the NELDA and CDA certifications. The DANB’s ICE exam is a component exam of NELDA, CDA and COA certifications. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the RHS or ICE exams, so you can take them at any time. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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