Dental Assisting Level ll Upgrade

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Course Description

This certificate continuing education program is designed for level I dental assistants who wish to upgrade their skills to meet the requirements of a level II dental assistant. Upon completion of theprogram the graduate will be eligible to challenge the NDAEB exam and apply for level II certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
Students will circulate through a module program consisting of an Online Theory Component and on site Practical Component.  The online theory component must be completed before the student enters the hands – on - practical component. Once students complete all modules, they will enter the Patient Care module where they will apply their skills on patients.

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Prerequisite(s):

  • Be a graduate of a recognized level  1 dental assisting program (Official transcript required)
  • Medical / Immunization form complete
  • CPR Level C (current certificate required)

Schedule - Hybrid

      The program is designed for the working dental professional and can be completed in 17 weeks.

 

      Online Theory (65 total hours: 4 total weeks)

 

    Practical Component (72 total hours; 10 total weeks

  • Two sessions of 4 hours (Saturdays- 8:45am-12:45pm)
  • Eight sessions of 8 hours (Saturdays – 8:45am-4:45pm)

Patient Care (24 hours: Total 3 weeks)

  • Three sessions of 8 hours ( Saturdays- 8:45am-4:45pm)

Total: 17 weeks 160 Hours

Cost : $2,620 (with Ebooks) and $2,400 (without EBooks)

Patient Care (24 hours: Total 3 weeks)

  • Three sessions of 8 hours ( Saturdays- 8:45am-4:45pm)

Cost Breakdown:

  • Online Theory Tuition - $500
  • In Class Practical Lab Fee – $1900
  • Textbooks - eBooks $220 (Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist 11th Edition, $100 and Modern dental Assisitng 11th Edition, $120) **students may bring their own textbooks provided they are the correct edition.

In Class Practical fee or other payment plan options are to be arranged through our Financial Director tcioffi@medixcollege.ca

*Group Rates available for Dental Offices.

Note:

You will be required to provide your own scrubs, white socks, clean white leather running shoes and safety glasses. You will also be required to bring your own clients for direct patient care clinics. Your teacher will provide more information on client clinics and client criteria.

Course Content

Module 1

Online Component – 5 hours – Pre-requisite: None
Practical Component – 4 hours - Pre-requisite: Module 1 Online Theory

Infection Control

It is the responsibility of the Dental Profession to provide the most effective, comfortable and safe environment for patients who place their trust in a practice for dental care. This course will update Dental Assistants in Infection Prevention and Control in order to attend clinical courses at Medix College.

Module 2

Online Component – 10 hours – Pre-requisite: Infection Control Theory
Practical Component – 20 hours - Pre-requisite: Module 1: Module 2 Online Theory

Rubber Dam

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill of Application and Removal of Dental Dam.  Building on foundation information presented in Level I courses, the student will be able to correctly assess the area of the mouth that requires isolation for patient treatment, decide on the most appropriate clamp and place and remove the dental dam with minimum trauma and maximum safety to the patient. Students will demonstrate patient preparation and communication skills and provide the appropriate post-operative instructions for the treatment procedure.

Infection Control

It is the responsibility of the Dental Profession to provide the most effective, comfortable and safe environment for patients who place their trust in a practice for dental care. This course will update Dental Assistants in Infection Prevention and Control in order to attend clinical courses at Medix College.

Apply and Remove Matrices and Wedges

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill of Application and Removal Matrices and Wedges.  Building on foundation information presented in Level I courses, the student will be able to correctly assess the prepared tooth, decide on the most appropriate matrix system and place the band and wedge with minimum trauma and maximum safety to the patient.  Medix School will offer clinical training where techniques will be practiced and evaluated using dental manikins/dentoforms and assessment will involve anterior and posterior application of appropriate matrix bands and wedges for selected teeth.  Students will demonstrate patient preparation and communication skills and provide the appropriate post-operative instructions for the treatment procedure.

Apply Treatment Liners, No Pupal Involvement

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill titled ‘Apply Treatment Liners (no pupal involvement)’ which is a Level II module that incorporates the knowledge of dental materials taught in Level I and introduces students to the independent skill of applying a dental liner to a prepared tooth according to the dentist prescription.  Students will be able to assess the anatomy of the tooth and cavity preparation and will manipulate and apply the material to the surfaces required in order to achieve maximum protection for the dental pulp.   Skills will be practiced in a clinical setting with dental manikins where they will develop the competency and efficiency required as entry level dental assisting graduates.  Students will demonstrate patient preparation and communication skills and provide the appropriate post-operative instructions for the treatment procedure.

Apply Topical Anaesthetics

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill – ‘Apply Topical Anaesthetics’.  In preparation for the dentist to administer local anesthetic for a dental procedure, the tissue at the injection site requires desensitization with a topical product to make the patient more comfortable.  Building on foundation information presented in Level I courses, this course will provide students with a review of the anatomical structures of the oral cavity in order to understand the location of the injection site where topical anesthetic will be applied.  Students will develop the clinical dexterity to apply topical anesthetic to the tissue in the area where the dentist will place the anesthetic solution.   Students will provide patient orientation and post-operative instructions, and apply the topical anesthetic in a safe and comfortable manner.

Module 3

Online Component – 12 hours – Pre-requisite: Infection Control Theory
Practical Component – 8 hours - Pre-requisite: Module 1: Module 3 Online Theory

Provide Oral Hygiene Instruction

The Oral Hygiene Instruction module is a Level II intra oral course that will be applied as an adjunct to Coronal Polish and Application of Anticariogenic Agents in an effort to provide complete preventive services for the patient.  Students will assess the oral condition of the dental patient and decide upon the most appropriate education plan based on patient needs and dexterity.  Students will present the plan for treatment to the supervising faculty member who will approve its delivery to the patient during the coronal polish appointment.  Students will demonstrate patient preparation and communication skills and provide the appropriate post-operative instructions for the treatment procedure.

Provide Dietary Counseling

The Dietary Counseling module is a Level II intra oral course that will be applied as an adjunct to Coronal Polish and Application of Anticariogenic Agents in an effort to provide complete preventive services for the patient.  Students will assess the oral condition of the dental patient and decide upon the most appropriate education plan based on patient needs.  Students will present the plan for treatment to the supervising faculty member who will approve its delivery to the patient during the coronal polish appointment.  Students will demonstrate patient preparation.

Module 4

Online Component – 30 hours – Pre-requisite: Infection Control Theory
Practical Component – 32 hours - Pre-requisite: Module 1: Module 4 Online Theory

Provide Selective Coronal Polish

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill of Selective Coronal Polish.  Students will be able to assess and interpret oral conditions present in the oral cavity and make a decision regarding the most appropriate treatment procedure to bring that patient to optimum dental health.

Apply Desensitizing Agents

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill – “Apply Desensitizing Agents”.  Information and clinical application will introduce the student to the application of desensitizing agents to hypersensitive tooth surfaces select the most appropriate material and apply it in a safe and comfortable manner.  Students will be presented with factors thought to be responsible for tooth sensitivity and the treatment options available for resolution of the problem.  Students will prepare the materials required, provide patient orientation, demonstrate communication skills and give post-operative instructions.

Apply Anti-Carcinogenic Agents

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill of “Application of Anticariogenic Agents.”  Building on foundation information presented in Level I courses, this module will focus on maximum cavity prevention to the patient in receiving a fluoride application following coronal polishing and on the benefits of fluoride to the population.  This Level II, intra oral course is a component of complete preventive services that are provided for the dental patient in private practice.  The student will be able to continue with patient assessment techniques and treatment planning regarding the most appropriate dental fluoride treatment for the patient.  The course will prepare the student with the clinical dexterity to apply topical fluoride in the oral cavity after the patient has received a selective coronal polish.  Students will demonstrate patient preparation and communication skills and will prepare the materials required, provide patient orientation and post-operative instructions and deliver the material in a safe and comfortable manner.

Apply Pit and Fissure Sealants

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill – “Apply Pit and Fissure Sealants”.  Building on foundation information presented in Level I courses, this course will prepare students to provide preventive dental services for patients where the dentist recommends that a tooth or teeth be sealed against bacterial activity using enamel sealants.  The student will be able to provide patient assessment techniques and treatment planning regarding the most appropriate sealant product for the patient.  The course will prepare the student with the clinical dexterity to apply the prescribed sealant to the tooth/teeth in the oral cavity.  Students will prepare the materials required, provide patient orientation and post-operative instructions, select the most appropriate material and apply it in a safe and comfortable manner.

Module 5

Online Component – 8 hours – Pre-requisite: Infection Control Theory
Practical Component – 8 hours - Pre-requisite: Module 1: Module 5 Online Theory

Take Preliminary Impressions

This course will prepare dental assistants for the Intra Oral Skill – Take Preliminary Impressions – which will allow the dental office to use an impression of the teeth and surrounding tissues in order to produce a permanent record of the patient’s oral condition.  The dental assistant will be able to assess the dental patient and make decisions regarding the most appropriate impression tray, prepare the patient for the procedure, manipulate the prescribed material and accurately record both maxillary and mandibular impressions with maximum efficiency, comfort and safety for the patient.

Provide Maintenance of Coronal Whitening by use of Bleaching Trays

This course will prepare dental assisting students for the Intra Oral Skill of Selective Coronal Polish.  Students will be able to assess and interpret oral conditions present in the oral cavity and make a decision regarding the most appropriate treatment procedure to bring that patient to optimum dental health.

Module 6

Patient Care – 24 hours – Pre-requisite: Modules 1-5
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate and perform core duties of a Level 2 Dental Assistant under the close supervision of faculty members.
Patient Care – 24 hours – Pre-requisite: Modules 1-5

  • The ability to pay close attention to detail
  • The ability to put patients at ease
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Steadiness, the ability to remain calm under pressure and in emergencies
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to co-operate and work as part of a team
  • They should enjoy dealing with people, having clear guidelines, and operating and maintaining equipment

Career Opportunities

Level II dental assistants have great opportunities in the dental field.  They work with health care professionals and related agencies in any or all of the following capacities: chair side assistant, intra-oral assistant, administrative assistant, community health assistant, treatment co-ordinator, dental sales and insurance, sterilization assistant, dental education and research assistant. Level II dental assistants enjoy more benefits as compared to level I dental assistants.

You can find more information about the duties performed by level II dental assistants on the Ontario Dental Assistant Association website

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