Meet Cynedra a Graduate from the Dorsey Schools Dental Assistant Program
Students in the Dental Assistant program at Dorsey Schools are provided training that helps prepare them for a dental assistant career. The successful dental assistant at work may schedule appointments, take x-rays, prepare patients for dental procedures, or assist dentists with procedures. Dorsey Schools’ Dental Assistant training program is designed to prepare students for dental assistant jobs that are most often found in dentists’ offices.
About Dorsey Schools’ Dental Assistant program
Classes at Dorsey Schools are small to enable more individualized attention.
The Dental Assistant program externship gives students an opportunity to practice the skills they have been learning during class sessions in an actual occupational setting.
Dental Assistant training includes radiography and follows the Michigan Dental Association radiography training program.
The Dental Assistant program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:
- Dorsey Schools Dental Assistant training program http://www.dorsey.edu/dental-assistant/
- Dental Assistant Gainful Employment Disclosures http://www.dorsey.edu/gedt/dental-assistant/
For your reference, we’ve included the links below of several very helpful websites where you can learn more about Dental Assistants, info pertaining to Jobs as a Dental Assistant, the work Dental Assistants do, etc.:
- Michigan Occupational Wage Information: http://milmi.org/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=124
- O*Net Online: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9091.00
*DA114, the course that covers Introduction to Radiology, follows the Michigan Dental Association approved radiography training program.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited July 11, 2016)
- Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2014-2024) Michigan Statewide, Dental Assistants (SOC Code: 31-9091), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited July 11, 2016).
NOTE: The Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions and the Board of Dentistry, are responsible for the licensing of individuals who want to practice dentistry, dental hygiene and advanced levels of dental assisting. Students attending a course in dental assisting that is offered by a licensed proprietary school that is not accredited by the American Dental Association are not eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan. Dorsey Schools is classified as a licensed proprietary school and is not accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates of this program are not eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant. However, graduates of this program may challenge a certification exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. after completing 3,500 hours of dental work experience. Dorsey’s Dental Assistant Program includes the opportunity to sit for the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and the Infection Control (ICE) certification exams, which are two components of the Dental Assisting national Board (“DANB”) Certified Dental Assistant (“CDA”) exam. Graduates of this program may complete the third exam component necessary for DANB’s CDA credential, which is challenged after completing “a minimum of 3,500 hours’ work experience as a dental assistant, accrued over a period of at least two years (24 months, if employed fulltime) to a maximum of four years (48 months, if employed part-time) which employment must be verified by a licensed dentist.”
Dental Assistant Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures
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