Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Instructor: Rebecca Paniccia

In the Dental Assisting program, the students will learn how to take vital signs, infection control procedures, dental instruments, restorative procedures, suction placement, and laboratory procedures. The role of the dental assistant extends even further to include: preparing the treatment rooms, instrument tray set up, preparing the patients for treatment, reviewing the patient’s medical history, assisting during anesthetic procedures, providing patients help with their oral hygiene skills, exposing dental radiographs, taking dental impressions, instrument sterilization, recording patient notes and office administration roles such as scheduling appointments and coordinating treatment for the patients.