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Explore a Career in a Dental Office

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Explore a Career in a Dental Office

Find a career to fit your skills and personality as you go behind the scenes in a typical dental office. 

In this course, you'll explore the many jobs open to you in the dental field—dentist, dental hygienist, clinical dental assistant, administrative dental assistant, office manager, and dental lab technician. To decide which one is just right for you, you'll investigate the education you need for each job, learn which dental office careers require licensing, and check out the job prospects in each area.

In addition, you'll master basic dental terminology and anatomy, discover how to create a patient chart, and identify the privacy rules that are crucial to proper dental office management. You'll also delve into dental disease, its prevention, and its treatment. 

By the time you're done, you'll know all about the professional teamwork that goes into creating healthy smiles. You'll fully understand the role of each person in a dental office—and you'll know which dental career is the perfect one for you!

About The Instructor

Cindy Lamkin

Cindy Lamkin has been employed in the dental field for more than 30 years. In addition to practicing clinical hygiene, she has also worked in dental office administration and treatment coordinating. Her career includes general dentistry and the specialty practices of periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, and orthodontics. Cindy possesses both Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist credentials and is licensed to practice in multiple states. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in dental hygiene.

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  • 2-4 hours a week in a convenient six-week format.
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  • Courses are designed to be completed within 6-12 weeks.
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