Are you looking for a stable career with continual innovation and variety? Do you enjoy working with people? If so, becoming a dental assistant might be for you. As one of the best dental assistant schools in NJ, our programs provide hands-on skills and knowledge in the technical areas of dentistry and the business aspects of a dental office.
Dental Assistant with Radiology Program Educational Objective
Dental Assisting students in our Dental Assistant Training Program will learn the required skills of a Dental Assistant with Radiology. Dental Assisting students will gain knowledge and develop the skills in Dental Terminology; Chairside I & II Didactic and Clinic; Dental Anatomy; Dental Science; Dental Materials and Lab; Emergency Procedures; and Practice Management. Hands on clinical skills in four-handed dentistry, treatment set-up, and exposing and processing radiographic films will be mastered in an on-site laboratory furnished with state-of-the art dental equipment. The in school Radiology component is 76 hours which is made up of 55 didactic hours and 21 lab hours. Clinical option “D” which consists of FMS using parallel technique and four exposures using bisecting angle technique is also required at a dental office. This comprehensive career readiness course provides the student with the education necessary to receive certification in Radiation Health and Safety through the Dental Assistant National Board Examination and New Jersey State Licensure from the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, our Career Assistance Program course is included which assists in the preparation of the student to enter the dental field as an entry- level Dental Assistant with Dental Radiology.
Job prospects for dental assistants are excellent—upon graduation from dental assistant school, New Jersey dental assistants have a strong chance of being employed. In fact, the occupation of dental assistant is expected to be one of the fastest growing over the 2010-2018 projection period.