Fundamentals of Dental Assisting

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Description

Fundamentals of Dental Assisting provides an introduction to basic dental assisting theory and skills for pre-dental students planning to participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program and for individuals seeking an entry-level position in a dental office.

This is a hybrid course includes self-study via required text, workbook, DVD and completion of the prerequisite online courses below, PLUS one weekend of classroom, lab, and clinic instruction and practice. The course includes certification in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Infectious Waste Management, and HIPAA.

This course is designed for pre-dental students and/or individuals seeking an entry-level position in a dental office or pursuing dental auxiliary certificate training.


Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program
  • Seek an entry-level dental assisting position in a dental office
  • Meet pre-requisite for registering for Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification course

Course Materials & Prerequisites

Prior to the course you must:

Read Essentials of Dental Assisting chapters 1-7, 9-12, 14, 17, 19-20 and view corresponding videos using DVD found at the back of your textbook (if available).

  • Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th or 6th Edition, Robinson and Bird, Elsevier (ISBN-10:1437704255)
  • Student Workbook for Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th or 6th Edition, Robinson and Bird, Elsevier (ISBN-13:978-1437704259)
    • These books will be useful all throughout your dental assisting career. You can find this bundle on Amazon.com

Faculty

Melissa Marquez, CDA, CRDH, BHSc

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Registration Information

Fees

Early Bird*: $499
Regular: $549

Team Discount Available

18 Participant Limit

*Early Bird expires 1mo prior to course

Credits

Contact Hours:
14 CEU (Participation)


Course Dates

Gainesville, FL

November 5-6, 2022

Saturday:
8:00AM- 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM- 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230090.03

GAINESVILLE, FL

January 21-22, 2023

Saturday:
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230090.04

GAINESVILLE, FL

February 18-19, 2023

Saturday:
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230090.05

GAINESVILLE, FL

April 1-2, 2023

Saturday:
8:00AM- 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM- 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230090.06

GAINESVILLE, FL

May 20-21, 2023

Saturday:
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230090.07


Continuing Dental Education

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This three phase participation course is designed to teach the auxiliary to perform expanded functions, including fabrication of provisional crowns.

Radiology for DA

For dental auxiliaries to reintroduce the necessary background material and fundamental principles needed for certification in radiology safety.

Restorative Functions for DA and RDH

This course provides the theoretical background for the pre-clinical operative technique course in the primary and adult dentitions.


Cancellation Policy effective January 1, 2019.