• Practice Dentoforms
    Practice Dentoforms

    Dentoforms are used to train students by simulating conditions they will encounter in practice.

  • Mirror & Periodontal Probe
    Mirror & Periodontal Probe

    Students use a Mirror and Periodontal Probe for disease assessment.

  • Infection Control
    Infection Control

    Students learn to use Dental Dam to reduce contamination during procedures.

  • Instruments

    DATC Students learn Instruments in order to effectively assist the Dentist when chairside assisting.

  • Radiographs

    Students learn to take Radiographs that are consistent in order to help the Dentist with diagnosis and treatment plans.

  • CPR

    As part of the DATC Dental Assistant I Program, Students become American Red Cross Certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.

  • Dental Office Operatory
    Dental Office Operatory

    Students learn about the Dental Operatory Set-up, Infection Control using Barriers and about the Dental Unit.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As part of the OSHA and Infection Control, Students learn about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for them and for the patient.  Using barriers and wearing the proper protective items keeps everyone safe.

  • Impressions

    Students learn how to make good first impressions, In and Out of the operatory.

  • Curing Light
    Curing Light

    DATC Students learn how to use and what procedures require Curing Lights.

  • Dental Specialities
    Dental Specialities

    DATC Students learn from local area dental specialists.

DATC Session 11 Begins: And We're Off!!!

You know you are a DATC student when you spend a Saturday kicking off a new session while many others get up on Saturday morning all set to enjoy the weekend by relaxing, hanging out with friends, shopping or what have you.  The Dental Assistant Training Centers, in Graham spent last Saturday kicking off DATC session 11.  Like many other Saturdays in the past, DATC students were not sleeping in at 8am, but rather, they were at the office of Dr. Karen Barwick, DDS and Associates eager to embark on the journey that will end with them being ready to work as a Dental Assistant

The students were given assignments for Module 1 at the DATC Orientation on August 21st that is due on their first day of class.  The DATC program is an accelerated one in which students do 96 hours of class time in just 12 Saturday modules in conjunction with a minimum of 30 hours of clinical rotation.

On Saturday, DATC students will focus on Tooth Identification, Topical Fluoride, Personal Oral Hygiene and Flossing Technique. They will learn through a Tell, Show, Do format so that they have practical hands-on experience for working in a dental office. Throughout the course, they will learn and practice the many procedures and techniques needed to be a part of a dental office.

As DATC Session 11 proceeds, we look forward to getting to know our students and helping them prepare for an exciting new career. If you would be interested in starting your new career by becoming a Dental Assistant I, contact  DATC today.


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