What you'll learn in dental assisting
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Here's what you learn during a dental assisting course
In any health setting, hygiene and cleanliness is paramount, and you need to know the right infection prevention and control procedures to take.
Throughout your dental assisting course, you will learn how to properly clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment.
How to assist with dental procedures and treatments
As a Dental Assistant, being able to effectively and efficiently tend to both a Dentist and patient’s needs is essential.
You will learn how to provide a high level of patient care before and after treatment, as well as how to preparing the surgery with the right equipment, instruments and materials for a range of oral health care procedures.
It is the responsibility of a Dental Assistant to contribute to the running of a professional clinic.
Your dental assisting certificate will take you through a range of administration practices, including managing appointments, recording and reconciling payments, and maintaining patient records.
How to assist with dental radiography
When studying the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting - Radiography Specialisation, you also have the option to specialise your studies, enabling you to expose and produce a prescribed dental radiographic image.
During your qualification, you will learn how to prepare patients for dental radiography, and learn how to process and mount conventional dental radiographs.
Promoting good oral health and hygiene
If you choose to study the HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting – Oral Health Promotion Specialisation, you have the chance to refine your knowledge of good oral health practices, and be able to use this to effectively promote healthy habits.
Throughout your dental assistant course, you will learn how to encourage and promote good oral health practices with the completion of the oral health promotion electives. More specifically, you will learn how to promote your own oral health program, as well as implement an individualised oral hygiene program.