Begin Your Exciting New Career As A Dental Assistant
Dental assisting is different from the duties of a dental hygienist in that the assistant often works side-by-side with the dentist. As such, dental assistants perform many basic but important duties: sterilization and handling of equipment, comforting the patient, keeping the mouth clean, making impressions of teeth, and obtaining and developing x-rays. Assistants may also perform front desk duties.
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Why dental assisting at Unitech?
Not only will Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for the field of dental assisting, there is also ample support along the way to prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well.
What makes dental assisting a great career for me?
Dental assisting is a great career path if one likes to stay busy. Because there are many tasks to handle, vitality and versatility are great skills that will see growth. Dental assisting is also a people-person job, meaning you coordinate with many coworkers and patients, allowing daily excitement. The ultimate reward is that this hard work results in a valuable health service being provided.
What sort of places can I work as a dental assistant technician?
Because for every dentist there is a dental assistant, there are many different positions for dental assistants available. Some places of occupation include dental practices (solo, group, and speciality practices), hospital dental clinics, dental school clinics, and public health dentistry. Dental assisting is expected to grow 18% by 2024.
What campuses is this program offered at?
The Dental Assisting program is available at our Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie and West Monroe campuses.
What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:
- An understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, nutrition and oral health and preventative techniques
- Dental services that include billing and coding
- Performing tasks such as x-rays, dental impressions, sterilization of equipment
- Providing patients with appropriate instruction and comfort during dental procedures
What Our Students Say
“At Unitech Training Academy, I have gained a new family. We work together and help motivate each other.”
– Kimberly Travis Burks
We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!
We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!
Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the labs students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.