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Your VIP Dental Assisting School in Austin
Our dental assisting school in Austin is developed to allow an individual to work and learn the necessary job disciplines to succeed in dental assisting. Our sessions require quick learning of the skills being taught. Therefore, this course is designed to be fully completed in a matter of twelve weeks. There are twelve sessions, which include lectures/videos and hands-on training, during the twelve weeks. Additionally, the student will be assigned clinical training/observation during the work week (Monday-Friday) in which they will chair-side assist and/or observe the Dentist and Assistant as they deliver direct patient care in the dental office. During the twelve week course, the student will do rotations through our Endodontics, Periodontics, and Oral Surgery departments for additional experience in delivering dental care with dentists in a professional environment. There will additional hours of Externship necessary to complete the Program. Program length is twelve days of lecture, lab, and 100 hours chair-side training over a span of twelve weeks.
The course (teaching and externships) will take place in an established dental practice located at 12335 Hymeadow Dr., Suite 250 Austin, TX 78750. The office is approximately 3900 sq. ft. with twelve equipped dental treatment rooms, a laboratory, large sterilization area, business office, and facilities for video and lecture presentations.
Effective September 1, 2006, to apply to become a registered dental assistant, a student must complete a mandatory short course approved by The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. An approved provider list can be found on the TSBDE website: http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us. By law a dental assistant must be registered with TSBDE in order to take x-rays at a dentist’s office.
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