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Dental Assistant

Program Details

Penn Foster Career School offers students the opportunity to earn a Dental Assistant Diploma from home. This online program focuses on Dental Terminology and Anatomy, Radiology, Dental Insurance, and more. Prospective students may be interested to know Dental Assistants often work with updating patient records, managing office operations, and scheduling appointments. Students accepted into the program complete nine Instruction Sets of course curriculum. The Instruction Sets are specialized materials designed to give students a step-by-step program to become a Dental Assistant. Students begin by learning an overview of dental history and the role the dental assistant plays. Anatomy of the mouth, teeth structures and types of teeth are then studies. Students study the importance of good nutrition especially in accordance to preventing dental plaque and oral diseases. The students also practice appropriate confidentiality and privacy laws and ethics.

The Dental Assistant program allows students to learn basic pharmacology and topical anesthesia. Students are taught the stages of endodontic and periodontic treatment and the effectiveness of root canal therapy. To prepare for the professional workforce, students learn Web software, patient insurance billing, and clinical charting.

To enroll in the Dental Assistant Diploma program, prospective students may apply online through the Penn Foster Career School website.

Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.