Dental Assistant Program Outcomes

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  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with team members and patients including confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Select appropriate instruments, materials, and equipment for various dental procedures.
  • Maintain aseptic technique and apply maintenance of infection control pre-operatively, during patient care, and post-operatively according to OSHA regulations.
  • Anticipate the dentist’s needs based on the procedure being performed.
  • Correctly identify facial landmarks and dental anatomy.
  • Utilize critical thinking in evaluating information, making decisions and completing projects.
  • Evaluate work quality and generate recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Maintain conduct in a manner appropriate with dental standards in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Multitask and demonstrate flexibility as it pertains to changes in daily routines and scheduled procedures.
  • Prioritize and organize work assignments. Demonstrate effective time management skills.
  • Obtain employment in the dental field or pursue advanced education.
  • Successfully complete all three components of the Dental Assistant National Board exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant.