The Dental Assisting curriculum includes dental assisting theory, laboratory instruction, and clinical experiences in area dental offices and the on-campus dental clinic. The program prepares the student for entry-level positions assisting the dentist in his or her practice, as well as other settings described in this section. The competent Dental Assistant is a combination of chairside assistant, technician, and office assistant. The Dental Assistant works with the dentist during the treatment of patients, becoming the dentist?s second pair of hands.
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