Prepare for the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam Online

Dental assistants play a valuable role in any dental care team, often handling a variety of tasks, from assisting with treatment procedures to administrative duties. This 100% online course will help you gain the technical skills you need to join a dental office as a clinical dental assistant. Through interactive lessons, you will also prepare for the Radiation Health and Safety and Infection Control components of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam. This course includes a voucher for the exam.


Format: Online

Hours: 300

Credits: 30 CEUs

When: Start Anytime

Cost: $2,995 w/voucher

  • Describe the roles for each member of the dental team and twelve dental specialties
  • Define the legal and ethical practice of dental assisting, including HIPAA
  • Explain deciduous and permanent dentition along with their functions in dental anatomy and pathology
  • Describe the chain of infection, transmission routes, and infection control for the dental practice, along with OSHA regulations
  • Summarize the role of the dental assistant in pharmacology, nutrition, and interaction with a variety of patients in normal daily activities and emergency situations
  • Describe the use, care, and preparation of dental instruments for patient care
  • Outline the necessary components of a patient record prior to dental charting
  • Use charting techniques to identify dental restorations and disease to create a treatment plan to prevent future disease progression
  • Set up equipment for anesthesia and sedation.
  • Describe patient clinical methods and techniques to prevent dental disease
  • Identify the process of exposing high-quality radiographs in both traditional and digital formats
  • Describe dental materials, their uses in dental treatment, and skills needed to use them efficiently
  • Define the dental assistant's role in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry
  • Explain the communication and business needs to maintain a dental business office
  • State transferable hard and soft skills in order to complete a résumé for a dental assistant position

How you will benefit:

  • Real-world perspectives from experienced dental assistants
  • Essential information about anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care, and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more
  • Explore the basics of maintaining computerized clinical dental records using Dentrix Practice Management software

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$2,995 w/exam voucher

Cindy Lamkin has been employed in the dental field for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in dental hygiene and holds Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist credentials. In addition to practicing clinical hygiene, she has also worked in dental office administration and treatment coordination. Her career includes general dentistry, as well as specialty practices of periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, and orthodontics.