Graduates of the Dental Assistant program are prepared to sit for the Registered Dental Assistant exam facilitated by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION AS A DENTAL ASSISTANT?
Through the Dental Assistant Program, you are eligible for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) credential.
The RDA credential is taken in addition to any state licensing or regulatory requirements and in order to earn this credential, you must be CPR certified. We do not currently offer CPR certification.
The Registered Dental Assistant credential ensures that you are ready to excel in the dental assistant position.
DENTAL ASSISTANT OUTCOMES
THIS CERTIFICATION ENSURES INDIVIDUALS CAN:
- Understanding of different dental procedures
- Can review basic dental material and summarize dental specialties
- Understand various tools and techniques
- Understand oral cavity anatomy, sinuses, and discuss salivary glands
- Can identify muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems
- Identify American Dental Association radiography guidelines
OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY
The American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a national credentialing agency formed in 1939. It is a not-for-profit association of allied health professionals that offers credentials and membership for a number of different health professions.
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Our program prepares students to take on significant responsibility as a member of a dental healthcare team. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality, oral healthcare.
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