- Determine their Suitability for the Occupation and the Training Process
Knowledge of the dental assistant profession reality and the training program. Confirmation of the professional orientation choice.
- Apply Concepts of Oral Anatomy
Identification of the bones and muscles of oral anatomy and their respective functions. Knowledge of the process of tooth development. Classification and morphology of the teeth.
- Apply Concepts Related to Lesions and Oral Diseases
Explanation of the cavity process in teeth. Identification of the main lesions of the dental pulp, oral mucosa and periodontitis. Understanding morphological changes in the digestive system and their causes. Association of the main oral problems with diseases of the body’s systems.
- Apply Principles and Procedures of Hygiene and Asepsis
Definition of the terminology. Identifying the links between main contagious diseases and micro-organisms. Identification of the personal and professional hygiene measures to be used in a dental office. Identification of control methods against contamination of equipment and materials. Methods of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. Knowledge of the regulations concerning biomedical waste.
- Apply Concepts of Pharmacology
Definition of the terminology and interpretation of abbreviations. Knowledge of the main drugs used in dental care and their effects. Local anesthesia methods.
- Apply Concepts Related to Oral Treatments
Identification of the main treatments in operative dentistry, surgery, pedodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and orthodontics.
- Apply Concepts Related to Dental Materials
Knowledge of different dental materials. Identification of the properties and uses of different dental materials and products.
- Take Occupational Health and Safety Precautions
The bill respecting health and safety at work and the role of CNESST. Definition of specific terminology. Explaining the importance of prevention in a dentist's office.
- Apply First-Aid Techniques
Administering first aid in a dental office. Observing and taking respiratory rhythms. Revision of anatomy, cardiac, and respiratory systems.
- Communication and Teamwork
Knowledge of basic communication principles, telephone communication techniques, and concepts of customer service. Knowledge of the principles of teamwork and communication within a team.
- Apply the Rules of Professional Ethics
Knowledge of the laws governing the practice of dentistry. Familiarization with the professional behaviors required in the work of a dental assistant.
- Preparation of Materials for Dental Treatments
Preparation of the materials needed to perform various dental treatments. Preparation of the necessary equipment to carry out treatments in dental surgery, orthodontics, pedodontics, surgery, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics.
- Apply Techniques of Chair-side Assistance in Operative Dentistry
Preparation of the treatment room and equipment needed. Application of assistance techniques related to different treatments. Maintenance of the materials and the equipment needed in the treatment room.
- Perform Administrative Tasks
Scheduling appointments using a management system adapted to a dental clinic. Keeping patient records. Payment of services and posting to the books. Inventory management.
- Perform Tasks Related to Prevention and Treatment Planning
Preparation for X-rays. Polishing and fluoride application. Sealing of teeth. Educate patients about good habits for effective oral health. Patient education on the use of dental and orthodontic appliances.
- Plan a Job Search
Familiarization with job search techniques. Resume writing and cover letters. Familiarization with interview techniques.
- Apply Dental Laboratory Techniques
Molds and models used by dentists. Preparation of crowns, wax rings, mouth-guards and night protection. Cleaning and polishing of teeth.
- Apply Techniques of Chair-side Assistance in Specialized Dentistry
Preparation of the treatment room and the materials needed. Knowledge how to assist dentists during specialized procedures (chair-side assistance). Maintenance of the materials and equipment needed in the treatment room.
- Assist in Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Pedodontics
Preparation of the treatment room and the materials needed. Proper reception of the patient. Assisting the dentist with dental surgery, orthodontic, and pediatric dentistry. Proper maintenance of the equipment and the treatment room.
- Assist in Dental Surgery and Prosthodontics
Preparation of the treatment room and materials needed. Receiving the patient. Assisting the dentist for surgery and prosthodontic care. Maintenance of the equipment and the treatment room.
- Assist in Endodontics and Periodontics
Preparation of treatment room and materials needed. Receiving the patient. Assisting the dentist for endodontic and periodontal care. Maintenance of the equipment and the treatment room.
- Perform all Dental Assistance Tasks Required in a Dental Office
Familiarization with the workplace. Participating in the daily tasks of a dental assistant. Integration within a dental team.