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[NOW ON DEMAND] DENTAL ASSISTING VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Program coordinator Margaret Bertin talks about the new dental assisting program. Dental Assistants are mainly responsible for office, administrative and clinical duties. Join this fast-growing career with only a one-year certificate! MORE INFO

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Dental assisting students at Lakeland will learn interpersonal and technical skills that will prepare them to fill dental assisting jobs. They are mainly responsible for office, administrative and clinical duties. 

Administrative responsibilities can include:

  • telephone triage and scheduling
  • updating and filing patient medical records
  • billing and bookkeeping

Clinical duties may include:

  • taking vital signs and medical histories
  • prepping patients for examination
  • instructing patients (tooth brushing, flossing, etc.)
  • performing chairside during procedures
  • radiography (taking X-rays)
  • mixing dental materials as required by the dentist

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