Dental Assistant Programs in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited Oklahoma or online school with dental assistant certificate training classes and college degree programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
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What does a dental assistant do? State of Oklahoma Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Oklahoma
200 S. Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
112 S.W. Eleventh Street
Lawton, OK 73501
201 N. Eastern
Moore, OK 73160
2727 W. Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
3801 S Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74145
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State of Oklahoma, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
Dental Assistant You must get a dental assistant permit from the Board of Dentistry within 30 days of starting work. To get a permit, please submit a completed application form plus the fee to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry. Before receiving a permit, you must work under the dentist's direct supervision at all times. Once you have your permit, you are permitted to perform basic dental procedures specified by the licensed dentist who is supervising you. You must receive adequate office-based training by the licensed dentist to ensure that you are aware of all the requirements and responsibilities of each duty you're to perform. Dental Assistant with expanded function permit You must get a permit from the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry in order to perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. You must complete expanded duty training in each of your desired functions through a CODA-accredited dental assisting program, or a program or course by DANB that meets the requirements of the OBD.
The available permits are:
Coronal polishing/topical fluoride: You must complete the Ohio Board of Dentistry approved 14-hour course. Sealants: You'll need to complete a 12-hour Ohio Board of Dentistry coronal polishing and topical fluoride course to earn your permit. Assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide: There is as 12 hour Ohio Board of Dentistry course you need to pass in order to earn your permit. Assisting ad dentist who holds a parenteral or pediatric anesthesia permit: The Ohio Board of Dentistry is still developing the rules to establish requirements for this permit. Until that is done, only a licensed dentist is able to administer anesthesia and asses the patient's level of sedation. Certified Dental Assistant Certificate Education requirements must be met. You must pass the Certified Dental Assistant exam which includes radiation health and safety, infection control, and general chairside assisting. If you meet the CDA qualifications, you'll receive and expanded duty permit for radiation safety. You need to prove you are in current compliance with the rules set by the DANB in order to maintain your yearly license renewal. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant
Be of good moral character. Work under supervision of a Oklahoma licensed oral maxillofacial surgeon. Complete at least 6 months of supervised training under the licensed oral maxillofacial surgeon prior to starting the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam (DAANCE) program. Have a current and valid Basic Life Saving certification. Complete your course that includes at least 4 hours of didactic training. Complete an infection control course. Meet any other OBD Requirements. Apply to the OBD for your Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant.