Find out what you need to do to start a rewarding healthcare career as a dental assistant. Learn about the varied life of a dental assistant, the training you’ll need and how to apply for a dental assistant job in our online certificate course. Help everyone smile with confidence knowing their teeth are healthy and sparkling, thanks to you!
It’s a rewarding job for multitaskers. One minute you could be putting patients at ease as you prepare them for surgical procedures or teeth cleaning. The next you could be assisting the dentist in clinical procedures. Taking our online Dental Assistant course is your first step to this rewarding healthcare career.
KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
- Lifetime access - No time limits - Study at your own pace
- Internationally-recognised CPD accredited course
- Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
- Immediate certificate download when you complete the course
As a dental assistant, it’s your job to look after patients and make them feel at ease before, during and after procedures. You also need to look after the dentist so that she or he has a willing, friendly assistant to ensure patient records are up-to-date and to assist in treatments.
Step on to the satisfying career path of becoming a dental assistant or dental nurse by studying our online certificate course now.
There will always be a need for dental assistants and dental nurses to take care of people's oral health and hygiene. People are concerned about their oral care and will visit the dentist for teeth cleaning, check-ups and more complicated procedures such as brightening or straightening their smile!
As a dental assistant or dental nurse, you are likely to be the first person that patients see in a dental practice and we all know how important it is to make a great first impression. It’s important that you are well trained and professional in your outlook.
You’ll certainly never tire of your role as you have many tasks to perform from scheduling appointments, processing x-rays and lab orders, maintaining records and assisting during dental treatments. You may be inspired to train up to be a dentist or hygienist!
Our self-paced course also contains information about further training and on-the-job training for dental assistants as well as helpful advice on finding a job. Start finding out more by investing in our course. You can study when you want and you can keep the course forever, which is handy for refreshing your memory or revising your coursework.
How is the Dental Assistant course assessed?
By studying our Dental Assistant course online with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam. There is a short exam at the end of each module for you to take, You’ll know your score immediately.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, you must complete the course and successfully pass each course module with a score of 55% or more to be eligible for the certificate. You can also get the ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.
Dental Assistant Course Syllabus
Module 1: Career Outlook
- Range of salaries/average salaries
- Diversity of dental assistants/dental nurses
- Potential for growth
- Job availability
- Perks of the Job
- Work/Life Balance
- Pre-planning for a career as a dental assistant/dental nurse
Module 2: Required Training
- Basic Dental Assisting Coursework
- Expanded Functions Coursework
- On the Job Training
- Accreditation and Certification
- Understanding Laws and Regulations
- Ongoing Licence Requirements
Module 3: Finding A Job
- Getting started
- Checking Specific State Dental Laws and Statutes (U.S. only)
- What to Look for in a Dental Assisting/Nursing Position
- Letters of recommendation/References
- Cover Letters
- Job Advancement
Module 4: Patient Care
- Positive Professional Dental Attitude
- Professional Attire
- Direct Patient Care Interactions
- Indirect Patient Care
- Communicating with the dentist
Module 5: Beyond The Dental Chair
- Maintaining Records
- Scheduling Appointments
- Processing x-rays and Lab Orders
- Assisting with Billing
- HIPAA Requirements
Who is this course for?
- Anyone wanting to find out about the career prospects for a dental assistant
- Anyone who wants to become a dental assistant or dental nurse and wants a more impressive CV which includes our accredited course
- People working in the health sector who are interested in a change of career
- Anyone who works in admin in a dental practice and is looking for promotion
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
- Continue on the path towards becoming a dental assistant
- Explore the dental industry, and decide if it is the career for you
- Look at a career in oral hygiene and dental sectors
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Hi good afternoon, I’m looking to become a trainee dental nurse but unsure on what course I need to look for? Thanks
You can take a look at our Dental Assistant course, designed for those considering a career in the Health industry. You will receive a certificate which will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment. Besides, this course is CPD accredited (by CPD UK).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
To be able to work as a dental assistant do you need nursing qualifications or I can simply do the course and after that I can apply to work?
This course will give you a better understanding of how to enter the field and what will be expected of you. You'll be guided through the education and training requirements and on-the-job expectations.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Ahmina Danish asked:
Can I apply for the Dental Assistant Course and is the Fee £29.00?
Yes, our Dental Assistant course is open for anyone interested in working in the Health industry or improve their CV. The price includes the course, lifetime access to the course content and a certificate of completion.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
aimee smith asked:
hi were are you doing the course very interested just depending how far it is to travel
Our Dental Assistant course is fully online. You will have access to our platform where the course is available to be started and completed.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hello, I’m thinking about becoming a dental nurse, saw this course online. Is there any diploma or certificate I would receive when completed? Thanks
Yes, once you complete your Dental Assistant course, you will receive a certificate of completion.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is the certificate included in the price of the course.
Yes, once you complete your Dental Assistant course, you will receive a certificate of completion, issued in PDF format.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I get a job as a dental assistant with just this course and nothing else?
Once you complete your Dental Assistant course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Our certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this Health sector.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hello I would like to know if with this course I can work in uk and also if is valid for work in another country. Thanks Regards
Our certification is international and provided by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and CPD ( CPD UK).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
since being a young girl, being a dsa for many years. been out of a nurse since my last born, now got the chance to qualify as a dn, how do i do it
Once you complete your purchase you will be contacted with all the relevant information for you to get started with your Dental Assistant course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this course qualify me to work in a dental clinic in Australia?? Iam a dentist from Iraq and want to find a job in Australia even as an asisstent.
Yes, you can. Our Dental Assistant course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES and also by CPD ( CPD UK). Our certificate will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment in the Health industry.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what qualification do u achieve after this course and will it get u work in a dental environment. do you get a certificate
Yes, once you complete your Dental Assistant course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Our certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this Health sector.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Sofia Pite asked:
Dental assistant course, but wanted to know more information about Payments, how to get a diploma, how the lessons are done, more important things
Our Dental Assistant course is available to start as soon as you purchase it with REED. Our course is entirely online and once is completed you will receive a Certificate of completion.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Monica Contu asked:
Is this course available?i mean can i work as a dental nurse if i m doing this course ,the diploma is valid?will i have a GDC number?
Our Dental Course is available to start as soon as you purchase it with REED. Unfortunately, we are not registered, yet, with GDC, but it is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and CPD ( CPD UK).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
i have started working as a trainee dental nurse By doing this course online will i be registered with GDC and NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing
Unfortunately, we are not registered, yet, with GDC and NEBDN. Our Dental Assistant course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and CPD ( CPD UK).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Tatyana Prokopieva asked:
I want to enroll.
Once you complete your purchase you will be contacted with all the relevant information for you to get started with your studies.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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