Course Description
The focus of the Dental Assistant Training will be on learning the techniques of: dental theory and terminology, four-handed chair side procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs (x-rays), introduction to digital and panoramic radiology, infection control standards, obtaining impressions of the oral cavity for the fabrication of study models and custom trays used for vital bleaching procedures, preparing dental materials, and fabrication of provisional coverage (temporary crowns).
  • Understand oral anatomy and dental terminology
  • Understand x-ray theory and techniques (exposure methods, darkroom care and maintenance, x-ray safety)
  • Develop x-rays
  • Understand different impression materials and their uses
  • Pour models and trim. Use different sterilization techniques
  • Participate in chairside assisting and suctioning
  • Know different dental instruments and materials and their proper care and sterilization
  • Make temporaries and wax bites
  • Discuss dental emergencies and appropriate procedures
  • Use proper telephone techniques and appointment book control
  • Understand all aspects of billing. File insurance forms and pre-treatment estimates
  • Function effectively in many dental administrative and clerical positions
  • Describe the roles of a professional dental assistant
  • Manage health information and records according to privacy policies
  • Identify the many dental instruments and their use
  • Describe how to perform many dental assisting procedures
  • Assist the dental office in the event of an emergency
Is this course for you?
A stimulating fast-paced dental assisting program designed to prepare you to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health care team. The TXBDE RDA exam is included in this course. Students must bring a scantron for the exam.
  • 100 hours of classroom and lab experience at the newly remodeled Dental Hygiene Clinic - CPC (McKinney)
  • 50 hours of clinical time at a local dental facility
  • You must successfully complete both classroom and clinical portions to be exam eligible
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Textbook Information
Essentials of Dental Assisting
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 978-0-323-40064-0

Click here for course Dental Assistant Training syllabus.
Course Information

The TXBDE RDA exam is included in the cost of this course. Students will need to purchase scantron forms from the bookstore before the course exam.

Course Hours: 100
Fee: $1,695

Clinical Hours: 50
Fee: $300
Insurance liability: $5-$13 (non-refundable

Black scrubs are required for class.

Have questions about how to get registered with the TXBDE? Click here

Link to the application for the TXBDE RDA Certification - application fee is $36.