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The Horizon College Advantage
We are proud to present a six-week Dental Assisting program providing 48 hours of lecture/lab preparation and a 40-hour internship with a practicing Dentist. This course covers the basic skills necessary to assist the Dentist in an entry level position in the various operative procedures performed in a dental practice. The program is actually taught in a real dental environment, the offices of local practicing dentists, and utilizes a hands on educational approach where students will learn by doing. The faculty is composed of Dr. Fejarang and Dental Assistants with many years of experience.
Upon successful completion of all course and clinical requirements students will receive a dental assisting certificate of completion
Includes Dental Board of California-Approved 8 hour Infection Control Certificate
Next Class starts on :
May 20,2023 in Brentwood
Register online or call
What is a Dental Assistant?
Often referred to as the Dentist’s ‘second pair of hands’ - The dental assistant takes on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a rewarding career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.
What do Dental Assistants do?
The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal & technical skills. Some of the tasks dental assistants may perform include:
Convenient Class Schedules
Tuesday and Thursday Program
The Tuesday & Thursday program is designed for individuals who wish to attend classes two evenings a week. Classes meet for six (6) weeks on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00pm—9:00pm.
The Saturday program is designed for individuals who wish to attend classes one day a week. Classes meet for six (6) Saturdays from 9 am —5:00 pm.
Taking & developing dental radiographs (x- rays);
Asking about the patient’s medical history;
Preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment;
Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment;
Providing patients with instructions for oral care after a dental procedure, such as the placement of a restoration (filling);
Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing and flossing)
Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth);
Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a computer;
Communicating with patients & suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing & ordering supplies)
Dental Assistant Career Advantages
Dental assistants have one of the most diverse and interesting of all positions in a dental office. Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks.
Since dental assistants are in demand, career options include both full- time and part-time positions.
Excellent Working Conditions
Dental offices are interesting, pleasant, people-oriented environments in which to work.
Dental assisting involves people contact, and with this personal interaction comes the personal satisfaction of knowing you've really helped someone by helping to provide a valuable health service.
What training does a Dental Assistant need?
It takes a relatively short time to become a dental assistant & with Horizon College you can begin a new career in the Dental Field, faster than you think!
Knowledge & Training for the real world
At Horizon College, throughout your training with- in an actual dental office, our staff of instructors, will provide you with the necessary knowledge & skills you’ll need to begin a career in the Dental field as an entry level Dental Assistant.
The following courses are covered:
Orientation to the Dental Profession
Sterilization & Infection Control
(Filling & Impression)
Dental Anatomy & Physiology
Dental X-ray Techniques