This course will focus on the ethical, professional and clinical concepts as they relate to the dental assistant, the dental office, and dental procedures.
Through the use of case presentations, discussions, assignments, online lectures, and in class clinical labs the dental assistant will learn the foundation of assisting. A certificate will be awarded for the completion of the course if the prerequisite is verified, if all sessions are attended and if a passing grade is obtained on tests covering the objectives of the course.
The course is 4 weeks of didactic learning and 2 days on-site clinical hands on labs totaling 27 hours upon completion. Students will be expected to be in the ULM Dental Hygiene Clinic during the final weekend of the course.
September Clinical Portion: October 14 & 15, 2022, Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM & Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
February Clinical Portion: March 3 & 4, 2023, Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM & Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
April Clinical Portion: May 5 & 6, 2023, Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM & Saturday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
It is encouraged that participants be a dental assistant currently working in an office. If not, please contact Kim Whorton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON- SITE MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL ATTIRE:
Scrubs with Smock
Professional nursing shoe or athletic shoe with a closed toe and heel
Hair pulled back off the shoulders and face (ponytail, bun, braided)
Two hole hand piece for coronal polishing
Nails should be short during clinical on-site labs with no acrylic fingernails
4-week, online didactic portion, two-day onsite, clinical March 3 & March 4, 2023
4-week, online didactic and two-day onsite clinical, May 5 & May 6, 2023