Navy Dental Assistant

The Navy Dental Assistant students learn the technical skills and knowledge required to achieve entry-level competencies and perform Navy assistant duties at fixed and deployable medical facilities.

Students are trained in the basic dental disciplines of: oral anatomy, dental administration, and dental procedures. Performance-based training is conducted for: infection control, general chairside assisting, and radiology procedures in simulated and on-the-job clinical environments.

Students prepare dental materials and medications, maintain dental equipment, and perform basic oral-hygiene instruction.

Dental skill demonstrations and practice are provided in laboratory settings. Additionally, students will perform a clinical rotation through a dental clinic to be active participants in basic chairside dentistry.

Students must demonstrate working knowledge in the following: professional behavior, written and verbal communication, chairside assisting skills, radiology, and general skills including safety, charting, infection control, Central Sterilization Room (CSR) fundamentals, and Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (Team STEPPS)

 US Air Force

 US Army

 US Navy
NEC: Dental Assistant
Course Length: 240 hours
Iterations per year: 25

School Code 083

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Graduates from this course receive recommended college credits from the American Council on Education.

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