Get skilled and qualified with a Certificate III in Dental Assisting with our hands on course and online modules. Work with real dental professionals on real patients and learn to make a real difference.
RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE
Upskilling has never been easier. Training with AADA can get you the knowledge, know-how and experience in a short period of time to become an asset to any Dental Surgery.
What is a Dental Assistant?
Dental assistants assist a range of registered dental practitioners such as:
Dental specialists including:
Oral Health Therapists
Where do Dental Assistants work?
can work in a variety of settings including:
Public Health Practices
Defence Force / Military
What tasks are allocated to Dental Assistants?
A dental assistant performs a wide variety of tasks through out their work day.
These are usually determined by the type of patients allocated to your practitioner that day. This information is generated by the receptionist to form your “day sheet”.
The duties of a dental assistant range from and are dependent on the requirements of the practice where you work):
Chairside assisting dentists, hygienists, and therapists with a variety of dental procedures which include and are not limited to:
Recall appointments – exams, scale and cleans
Restorations (or you may know these as ‘fillings”)
RCT (Root Canal Therapy)
Crown and Bridge preparations
Oral hygiene instruction
Assisting the dentist with well-being and comfort of the patient
Set up of the surgery prior to the patient appointment
Assisting during procedures e.g. passing instruments, (4-handed dentistry and or 6 handed dentistry), operating suction apparatus
Environmental cleaning (decontamination) of the surgery after patient treatment, including the preparation of materials used in treatments – taking all instruments to the sterilisation area
Sterilisation of instruments / Infection control
Developing and processing digital X-rays
Meet and greet patients and be the first point of contact for patients at reception
Reception duties – processing patient accounts and payments, scheduling appointments and updating patient records
Do Dental Assistants have to be Register or Licenced?
Dental Assistants that have completed the Certificate III in Dental Assisting do not have to be registered or obtain a licence.
A Dental Assistant that has completed the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting may have to hold a Radiation Use Licence if those electives have been selected.
Are you interested in a career in dental assisting?
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Springwood, Qld 4127
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