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DA 301 — Fundamentals of Assisting

This course introduces the student to the basic routine of the dental office.

DA 302 — Dental Law and Ethics

This course provides an introduction to the legal, ethical, privacy, security, and confidentiality issues in dental health care.

DA 303 — Introduction to the Dental Team

In this course, students will be familiarized with basic information abou tthe dental health team.

DA 304 — Dental Radiography and Clinical Procedures

Students will learn to maintain radiation safety while obtaining the best possible diagnostic quality on dental radiographs. Theory, laboratory skills, and clinical practice meet guidelines necessary for compliance with state regulations for certifying radiographic operators. Students practice techniques of film exposure and mounting in equipped dental operatories with industry‐approved structural and monitoring devices. Students perform exposure techniques, including bitewings, bisecting, and parallel techniques on a patient simulator manikin. Students process film using a fully equipped darkroom or automatic processor. Students are also required to mount processed radiographs and evaluate the diagnostic quality according to established criteria. Students retake nondiagnostic films. They also learn about the professional responsibilities regarding the state radiation safety certificate. Students, in addition learn soft skill strategies to use in the workplace.

DA 305 — Skull Anatomy/Human Dentition

This course introduces students to the basic anatomy of the head and teeth in order to familiarize them with the anatomical structures involved in dental radiographs. Students are introduced to related dental terminology.

DA 306 — Infection Control/Microbiology

In this course, students are introduced to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for infection control and hazard communication. Topics include microbiology, contagious diseases concerning the dental team, universal precautions, barrier techniques and handling hazardous chemicals. Students practice step‐by‐step instrument decontamination using approved sterilization agents and methods. Students learn operatory disinfection using approved agents and methods.

DA 307 — Oral Surgery/Endodontics

Students will learn about skills performed by the dental assistant in the specialty areas of oral surgery and endodontics (root canals), including procedures for the administration of topical and local anesthetics. Students are instructed on an introduction to methods for taking and recording vital signs and blood pressure. Career development instruction focuses on interview techniques. Students will also study related dental terminology.

DA 308 — Anatomy/Cranial Nerves

This course introduces students to the cranial nerves. They will study cranial anatomy as it relates to anesthesia administration and pain control.

DA 309 — Chairside Dental Assisting

This course introduces students to chair‐side assisting duties and techniques practiced in general dentistry with emphasis on sit‐down, four‐handed dentistry. Properties and manipulation of common dental materials, including amalgam, composites, glass ionomers and sealants, are presented. Basic concepts of psychology and communication are discussed with emphasis on helping dental patients overcome anxieties related to dental treatment. Special consideration for disabled and abused patients is presented. Children's dentistry (pediatric dentistry) as a specialty is presented.

DA 310 — Dental Instruments and Equipment

Students learn how to handle and transfer dental instruments and place materials on models. Career development training concentrates on the self‐directed job search. Students also study related dental terminology.

DA 311 — Dental Materials

In this course, students will receive hands‐on training in taking impressions and constructing study casts and master casts. Students will be exposed to a variety of impression and gypsum materials and procedures for their use. Students will use the casts to practice dental procedures, such as fabrication of custom trays, stints, and temporary crowns.

DA 312 — Dental Laboratory Procedures and Prosthodontics

Students will learn about prosthodontics as a specialty with instruction in crown and bridge procedures and full and partial dentures. Students will be introduced to dental implants and the various types of mouth guards such as night guards, sports guards, and bleaching trays. Students will learn about laboratory safety and infection control. Instruction in career development focuses on starting a new job. Students will study related dental terminology.

DA 313 — Dental Records Management

Students will become familiar with records management systems, billing, banking, and insurance processing, and taking case histories and obtaining information for the completion of dental records.

DA 314 — Administrative Dental Assisting

Students will learn about routine office procedures, such as appointment scheduling, filing, mail handling, inventory control and telephone communication. Career development instruction is included and focuses on identifying skills necessary for employment. Students will also gain an understanding of financial literacy.

DA 315 — Periodontics/Orthodontics

An introduction to working with dental specialties will be covered, including working in orthodontics and periodontics.

DA 316 — Dental Emergencies/CPR

Students will learn to identify specific dental emergencies and explain the role of the dental assistant during an emergency. Career development instruction is included and focuses on identifying skills necessary for employment. Students will also study essential dental terminology, as well as adult, child and infant CPR/AED.

DA 317 — Externship

The externship is an extension of classroom training. As with other program coursework, students do not receive compensation by Ross or the site during Externship. During the Externship, students will spend 168 hours off‐site at a dental facility where they will receive hands‐on experience in a dental office, clinic or other dental setting.

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Brisk Reed

During my time at Ross Medical I have learned the fundamentals of becoming a pharmacy technician, and I feel like I've been prepared to start my career properly. The staff is friendly, helpful, and always there when I need them. When I first started I was nervous and didn't know if I could do it, but because of all the factors that Ross offers I had a smooth transition. It's also great that they help you with the interviewing process and getting a job. My instructor Laura Cyphers was great! She had experience being a pharmacist, which gave a real-life perspective of how the field operates. She explained the curriculum well and I have the highest GPA I have ever had. I feel like I have received enough knowledge to succeed. The Campus Director, April Harr, is great, because you can always go talk with her and she's there to listen. Overall, my experience at Ross has been educational and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this school to other people, because Ross has helped me better my life.

Brisk Reed Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Johnson City, TN campus Graduation: April 3, 2019
Lindsey Massey

The experience I have had at Ross has been great! I am lucky to have such a wonderful and helpful person as a teacher like Ms. Jenny. Ross has a very friendly, positive, supportive, and productive environment. Really the entire staff has been supportive, accommodating, sympathetic, and comforting throughout my learning process. They are all great leaders, which better prepares me to become a great leader myself once I get out in the dental field. Every day at Ross is a day full of laughs and smiles.

Lindsey Massey Graduate Dental Assistant student at Johnson City, TN campus Graduation: May 28, 2019
Logan Lilley

Prepared to learn and grow in an amazing career!

Logan Lilley Graduate Dental Assistant student at Sylvania, OH campus Graduation: March 19, 2019
Shanice Hildebrand

Ross has been an amazing journey for me so far. I have learned a lot about the healthcare field and a lot about professionalism. I have gained confidence in myself because of Ross. I truly feel the genuine care that the staff has toward us students. It warms my heart to see the dedication of the instructors and staff on my campus. They all are constantly going over and beyond to make sure we succeed. I am overwhelmed with joy to be a part of the Ross Grand Rapids North Campus, and to gain the tools I need to be able to succeed in the healthcare field.

Shanice Hildebrand Graduate Medical Assistant student at Grand Rapids, MI campus Graduation: May 22, 2019
Sheena Tipton

My experience at Ross has been wonderful to say the least. The staff here truly cares for the students' success, and it shows. I am glad to be a part of such a great team! Thank you all for the opportunity to change my tomorrow today!

Sheena Tipton Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Flint, MI campus Graduation: April 2, 2019
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Dental Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
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