• 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 10 | 10 Saturdays Down - 2 To Go!

Radiology Certified - Now for Module XI, Final Exam and Live Patients

Module XI is Saturday, May 17th, which means only 1 thing, our eye is on the prize. We truly have come a long way and  are all looking forward to Graduation Day on May 31st.  Even with the end in site we still have much to do before we can graduate. We have all completed Radiology and are certified, as well as completed and passed our Final Instrument Exams with flying colors.  We will complete our Final Exams on Saturday, May 16th and we will then take Radiographs on Live Patients.  We get a small break by having Memorial Day Weekend off and then it's back in the classroom for 1 more day to practice our interview skills with Dr. Barwick and have our resumes and cover letters critiqued by a local Human Resources professional on  May 31st.  After a full day of learning to market ourselves and our new found skills we head off to graduation and to celebrate with our instructors, peers, friends and family.

We have each worked hard not only in class but out of class.  We each had to have 15 hours of Rotation/Shadowing in a General Dentist office and 15 hours of Rotation/Shadowing in a Specialty Dental office.  We have had weekly homework as well as studying for weekly tests to show our proficiency in each area that is required for graduation. This is done to insure we understand what was taught and can apply it to a real situation.  No matter what the situation they make sure we are ready for it.

Yes it sounds like a A LOT and it is A LOT, but We've Got This, we are Almost There, The Countdown Started, we are 10 Down with 2 To Go and we are ready for May 31, 2014 so we can become Dental Assistant I’s and be ready to start a new career in Dentistry. 

Are you interested in becoming a DA I and starting a new career in dentistry?  Fill out your Application for Admission located on our website and get started today, what are you waiting for?  It's never too late, Orientation for Session 11 is at 6pm on Thursday, August 21st, 2014.  Class size is limited and spaces are filling up fast.  Visit us at www.DATCinc.com.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn and check in with us on Foursquare when you sign up today. 

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you to start your career in dentistry!


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