• 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 8 is Set to Begin!


Thursday, January 10th at 6pm marked the beginning of session 8 of the Dental Assistant Training Centers, Inc. here in Graham, NC. The Orientation began with Tracey giving a warm welcome and introduction to the soon to become dental assistants, followed by additional instruction from DATC instructors Amber, Kristyn, Magan, Mona, Sherry and Michelle.

The students received their workbooks, textbooks and learned what type of clothing, shoes, lab materials and basic dos (be cheerful, be helpful, be prepared, etc...) and don’ts (do not be late, do not have a bad attitude, don’t leave early, etc...) of becoming a DA I. They also got a quick tour of the training facility, which is also the dental office of Dr. Karen Barwick, DDS, PA and Associates, General and Family Dentistry. The students were also made aware of the various social media networks used by DATC (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and GooglePlus) by Jen Busfield and Janet Slagell.

Of special note, this session of DATC is slated to have a  brand new learning tool. Dr. Barwick and the DATC instructors are working with All Pro Media to create a series of instructional videos. These videos will include lecture material and instructions for using the assorted tools and competencies needed by a DAI. Thus, DATC students will be able to be even better prepared each Saturday and can have more time for hands on learning.  The anticipated launch date for these videos is just after DATC Session 8 mid-term.

We look forward to getting to know these soon to be dental assistants. We are so happy to have them in DATC 8 and can’t wait to help them embark on their journey in the field of dental health! LET'S GET STARTED!!!!


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