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DENTAL ASSISTING

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Now enrolling for fall 2021.

This 1-year certificate will provide dental assisting training – you'll  learn interpersonal and technical skills that will prepare you to fill in-demand dental assisting jobs.  They are mainly responsible for office, administrative and clinical duties. 

Administrative responsibilities can include:

  • telephone triage and scheduling
  • updating and filing patient medical records
  • billing and bookkeeping

Clinical duties may include:

  • taking vital signs and medical histories
  • prepping patients for examination
  • instructing patients (tooth brushing, flossing, etc.)
  • performing chairside during procedures
  • radiography (taking X-rays)
  • mixing dental materials as required by the dentist

Here's what one local dentist has to say about Lakeland's new dental assisting program.


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