It is rare to come across a dental clinic or office that runs efficiently in the absence of dental assistants. Dental assistants assist dentists with clinical procedures, manage patient care, and supervise clerical and administrative tasks. Various tasks and duties must be carried out by dental assistants.

  • Understanding the various dental team members, their duties, and how to function as a team
  • The various abilities and certifications needed to work as a dental assistant
  • A dental office is organised and run according to a variety of concepts, including clerical and administrative tasks like filing and computerising data, among others.
  • Cmprehensive understanding of dental charting, oral anatomy, and cleanliness
  • How to comply with regulations and rules to maintain health and safety standards in a dental office.
  • Interactions with patients, other healthcare professionals, colleagues, and dentists will all require communication techniques. You will learn how to greet a patient, provide information, clear doubts, and prepare patients by making them feel at ease.
  • How to assist the dentist at the chairside by making temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable dental appliances.
  • How to maintain infection control and protect the dental team by adhering to proper protocols
  • How to manage instrumentation by sterilising and positioning instruments for easy access; passing instruments to the dentist during dental procedures and suctioning them
  • How to choose, mix, and place materials on instruments as well as inside the patient's mouth
  • Maintaining CPR certifications and assisting with oxygen and drug supply to assist the dentist during medical and dental emergencies.
  • Maintenance and operation of dental equipment according to manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting, contacting the manufacturer for repairs, and evaluating new equipment
  • How to manage inventory by checking stock levels, anticipating needs, and placing and verifying orders

  • You will have a clear understanding of your duties and responsibilities in the dental office or clinic; you will improve your communication skills and be able to help patients overcome their fears and feel at ease.
  • You will also gain a diverse set of skills, including interpersonal and technical abilities. The practise of various techniques will enable you to provide competent and efficient assistance to the dentist. Furthermore, you will gain proficiency in tasks such as taking oral impressions and radiographs, among others. Competent dental assistants significantly improve dentist efficiency and contribute to the clinic's overall success.
  • The modules are designed to provide maximum information that is explained in detail and include all of the necessary information to become a competent dental assistant. The course will give you the skills you need to make your knowledge relevant and useful. You will learn the principles, values, and understanding needed to succeed in your chosen career.

Unit 01: Introduction to the Dental Profession, Dental Team and Standards of Practice

  • Definition of dentistry
  • A brief history of dentistry
  • Dentist classifications
  • An overview of the dental profession in the United Kingdom

Unit 02: Standards of Dental Practice in the UK

Unit 03: Standards of Dental Practice in the UK (Part II)

Unit 04: Dental Assistant Skills, Duties and Qualifications and How to Maintain and Organise a Dental Office

Unit 05: Oral Health and Preventative Techniques

Unit 06: Dental Terminology, Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Unit 07: Fluoride and Oral Nutrition in Dentistry

Unit 08: General, Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology and Tooth Morphology

Unit 09: Patient Care, Dental Charting and Chair-Side Assistance (I)

Unit 10: Chair Side Assistance (II), Anaesthesia/Sedation and Ergonomics

Common

Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.