Take the First Step Toward Your Dental Career Now!
At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.
Meeting with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives is the first step toward deciding on a new career. We are sure you will find our Admissions staff to be helpful, concerned and patient.
It’s your Admissions Representative’s job to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information that you need to make an intelligent, well-informed decision about your educational options for your future.
We want you to be sure that American Institute is the right school for you. Rest assured, you will get answers to all of your questions. Our Admissions Representatives have extensive knowledge of the training programs we offer and if they can’t help you, they will consult with others on our staff to get you the answers you need. We have helped hundreds of students like you become a part of American Institute’s Family of Schools. Our entire staff is committed to helping you in any way we can.
The Dental Assisting Program offers students extensive training which will allow them to develop the skills needed to perform a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques as well as the knowledge associated with medical and dental terminology, anatomy & physiology, with an emphasis placed on head and neck anatomy, dental law and ethics, and patient rights.
Dental assistants typically do the following:
-Work with patients to make them comfortable in the dental chair and to prepare them for treatments and procedures
-Sterilize dental instruments
-Prepare the work area for patient treatment by setting out instruments and materials
-Help dentists by handing them instruments during procedures
-Keep patients’ mouths dry by using suction hoses or other equipment
-Instruct patients in proper dental hygiene
-Process x rays and do lab tasks under the direction of a dentist
-Keep records of dental treatments
-Schedule patient appointments
-Work with patients on billing and payment
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