Course in Dentistry

Top 7 Courses in Dentistry 2017

Dentistry

A course is a series of lessons designed to educate students about a certain subject. Some courses are brief and basic, while others are long and comprehensive. Some courses are full programs of study.

What is a course in dentistry? Dentistry is a medical specialization for oral health care. Dental professionals treat the teeth, gums and jaw for damage and infection. To do this, they must understand the structure and function of all parts of the mouth. Some common dentistry procedures include cavity filling, crown placement, and root canal treatment. Oral health is an important feature of overall good health, so dental students are usually required to take anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and many courses on dental techniques.

The need for dental professionals is likely to increase over the next several years. Dental technology is better than ever, meaning that dental care is accessible to more people. Furthermore, as the elderly population increases, so will the need for geriatric dental care.

The cost of a course in dentistry varies depending on the institution offering the course and the country in which the institution is located. You should contact any schools you are interested in for more information on costs.

Dentists enjoy a comfortable salary, convenient work hours, and the satisfaction of helping people maintain their health and self-esteem through their work. Cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening are popular in certain parts of the world, and some dentists may find this work rewarding. Other dentists may prefer to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of oral maladies. Some dentists even become involved in public health initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of good dental hygiene.

Thanks to the emergence of online education, you do not need to quit your job or move to another country to pursue higher learning. You can start today, from the comfort of your home. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course in Dental Assistant (Dental Assisting)

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Perhaps more than having a job that pays well, dental assistants can feel good about the fact that they are helping many people achieve better smiles. If you are interested in achieving skills that are desired by many dentist-employers, enrol in ICI’s dental assistant course. Our course will provide all the training you need to be a reliable and qualified dental assistant. [+]

Courses in Dentistry. Perhaps more than having a job that pays well, dental assistants can feel good about the fact that they are helping many people achieve better smiles. If you are interested in achieving skills that are desired by many dentist-employers, enrol in ICI’s dental assistant course. Our course will provide all the training you need to be a reliable and qualified dental assistant. Course Outline Introduction to the Dental Profession Prevention and Nutrition Oral Health and Preventative Techniques Basic Dental Sciences Anatomy Pre-clinical Dental Skills Microbiology Infection Control Occupations Health and Safety Administration Preparation for Patient Care Dental Charting Pharmacology Emergency Management Clinical Dental Procedures Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting Instrument Transfer and Maintaining the Operating Field Basic Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems Anaesthetic and Sedation Dental Radiography Introduction to Dental Radiography and Equipment Produce and Evaluate Dental Radiographs Dental Specialties Restorative and Laboratory Materials and Techniques Restorative Materials and Dental Dam Laboratory Materials and Techniques Dental Practice Management Dental Office Management Employment Skills Career Prospects Oral care is significant in every person’s overall health and hygiene. Therefore, people would always invest in dental visits whether it is just for teeth cleaning or for more complicated procedures. And while dentists take the lead, they always need dental operators and dental assistants so they can concentrate on the procedure itself and not worry about minor (but also important tasks) like sterilizing instruments. Employment opportunities for dental assistants are on a steady increase and naturally, those who have received training from a reputable institution and can demonstrate the skills required will be chosen over individuals who do not possess such. So if you want to stand out among applicants for dental assistant positions, choose ICI. [-]

Dental Assistant Program

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Dental Assistant Program curriculum offers courses for the skilled person to enter into the health care environment as an assistant in the dental office. [+]

The Dental Assistant Program curriculum offers courses for the skilled person to enter into the health care environment as an assistant in the dental office. The general education classes and credits are transferable to other Allied Health curricula or programs. The student is encouraged to obtain advising from faculty to ensure that the proper courses are completed prior to registration or transfer to other health programs. Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major. Program Goals Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a dental assistant including but not limited to collecting diagnostic data, infection control, radiographic procedures, restorative procedures, and laboratory procedures. Students will understand the ethical and legal parameters of the clinical practice and perform duties within these parameters. Students will utilize critical thinking skills and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with team members and patients while staying I compliance with HIPAA regulations. Students will demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with a dental office including prioritizing, organizing and time management skills. Students will be prepared to successfully complete the three components (Infection Control, Radiation Health and Safety, and General Chairside) of the Dental Assisting National Board exams to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Dental Assistant Occupation Description Dental assistants provide supporting and assisting services under the instruction and supervision of a dentist. Dentists rely greatly on the skill of a dental assistant as their "third hand" to perform safe and accurate work. Clinical duties include: helping to manage the dental office, preparing patients for treatment, passing the dentist the proper instruments, polishing teeth, charting patient treatment, processing dental X-ray film, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, providing oral hygiene instructions, preparing dental filling material, taking impressions and making casts of the teeth. [-]

Diploma in Dental Hygiene Program

APLUS Institute
Campus Full time 18 months July 2017 Canada Toronto

APLUS Institute is one of the leading private dental hygiene colleges in Toronto (Canada) established in 1996, registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. [+]

Courses in Dentistry. APLUS Institute is one of the leading private dental hygiene colleges in Toronto (Canada) established in 1996, registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. APLUS Institute Dental Hygiene Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) and is a highly competitive and intensive 18-months diploma program that prepares students to work as dental hygienists in a variety of employment settings. Enriched and comprehensive curriculum focuses on developing extensive fundamental knowledge required for contemporary dental hygiene practice and covers courses in biomedical sciences, oral health sciences, behavioural sciences, dental hygiene theory and practice as well as clinical experience. Students are prepared to function effectively within a collaborative dental team focusing on client-centered dental hygiene process of care while developing interprofessional relationship. Dental hygienists are members of a self-regulated health profession concerned primarily with the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of optimum oral health. A dental hygiene career offers flexible hours, high salary, excellent job security and employment opportunities for working in private dental offices, community/health centres, hospitals, teaching institutions, oral health research and other fields related to the dental industry. Minimum Academic Requirements: Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; Grade 12 English; Grade 11 or 12 Biology; and Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry and /or Physics Additional Requirements for Admission: Personal Interview in person or via SKYPE with Director of Admissions; Pre-Admission Aptitude Testing (if applicable); Hepatitis B immunization; A two-step TB test; Completed Health History form including immunization record; Completed Police Record Check. Documents required for application: Application for Admission Form Legal Proof of Age (passport, birth certificate, or driver’s license), High School Transcript (Official or Notarized copy of OSSD or equivalent) All post-secondary degrees or diplomas of internationally trained applicants have to be evaluated by WES, ICAS, or CES. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation [-]

Specialization Diploma Courses

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
Online Part time 1 year Open Enrollment India Kolkata

Specialization: Child Health, Cardiology Heart Diseases, Respiratory Medicine [+]

Specialization Child Health Cardiology Heart Diseases Respiratory Medicine Gastro-Enterology Medicine Neurology Medicine Dermatology Medicine Gynaecology Medicine Dental Medicine E.N.T. Oncology & Haematology Family Planning & Sex Education ELIGIBILITY / PRE-REQUISITE: Any Registered Medical Practitioner / Alternative Medical Practitioner EXAMINATION: One set of final examinations will be conducted at the end of the course. Examinations can be taken either in the center in Kolkata, India or by postal / online mode from outside Kolkata from the student’s residence. Students should intimate their choice of examination at the time of enrollment. Different sets of papers are set based on the mode of examination being conducted by the Board (Kolkata Center / Online / Postal) and students are provided with Model Test papers of last few years for assistance in preparation based on the examination mode notified. [-]

Short Course in Periodontics

The Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of General Dental Practice
Campus Part time 4 days September 2017 United Kingdom London

The FGDP(UK)'s Short Course in Periodontics is a unique four day practical course, enabling you to get excellent training of contemporary periodontal management in practice. [+]

Courses in Dentistry. Why choose this course? The FGDP(UK)'s Short Course in Periodontics is a unique four day practical course, enabling you to get excellent training of contemporary periodontal management in practice. This high quality postgraduate dental course will give you the confidence to offer surgical treatment options for both periodontally-diseased and periodontally-healthy patients. Application criteria To be eligible for this programme, applicants will need to hold current registration with the General Dental Council (UK) or equivalent in another country and have been qualified for at least two years. This extremely popular course has only 20 places available and allocation is on a first come first served basis. Quotes and recommendations “Very good insight into what is new and relevant.” “Extremely pleased – excellent course.” “Surgeries practical was very useful, demo quality is excellent, 2 supervising professionals provide excellent one-on-one learning approach.” “Thank you to Phil and Ian for making Perio enjoyable and bringing back confidence to my practice.” Lecturers and Course Tutors Philip Ower - Course Lecturer Phil was the RAF Adviser in Periodontology, running the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF he worked in several specialist practices and, for 10 years, worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London. He now practices exclusively at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). He is about to start a third term on the BSP Council prior to his Presidency of the BSP in 2015-16. Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and has served on the editorial boards of Primary Dental Care and Dental Health. He is a Module editor on the eDen project for e-Learning for Healthcare and is currently editing a new undergraduate textbook for the publisher Elsevier. [-]

Healthcare

Provo College
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2017 USA Provo

Are you a patient and caring person who is interested in the fast-growing field of healthcare? Our programs teach a wide variety of in-demand healthcare skills such as nursing fundamentals, medical and dental office management, physical rehabilitation, pharmacology, patient care, and oral care procedures... [+]

Are you a patient and caring person who is interested in the fast-growing field of healthcare? Our programs teach a wide variety of in-demand healthcare skills such as nursing fundamentals, medical and dental office management, physical rehabilitation, pharmacology, patient care, and oral care procedures. With the average program completion time between 12 -24 months, Provo College’s School of Healthcare provides accelerated opportunities for entrance into these in-demand career fields: Medical Assisting Pharmacy Technician Dental Assisting Medical Billing and Coding Nursing Physical Therapist Assistant Medical Assisting If you love to help others and want to work in the exciting field of health care, train to become a Medical Assistant at Provo College. You’ll get the skills required to assist patients and physicians in a real medical setting, including conducting lab work, suturing wounds and applying dressings, taking vital signs and interpreting the results. Pharmacy Technician Become a pharmacy technician at Provo College and serve others in a rewarding career. Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacist to accurately dispense the prescription drugs that protect and save lives. You’ll learn to fill and dispense medications, educate patients on drug usage, and the rules and regulations of pharmacology. Dental Assisting Start your dental career with success. You’ll learn routine cleaning, chair-side assistance, diagnostics, pediatric dentistry, dental radiology and even surgical procedures. Skills learned by graduates of the Dental Assisting Program are crucial for any dentist office to function. Upon graduation, Provo College’s career placement assistance team will help you on your way. way. Medical Billing and Coding If you are interested in the field of healthcare but you would rather work in the office than the clinic, Medical Billing and Coding is for you. You’ll learn how to process insurance claims, run a medical office, and Opportunities in this growing field are in hospitals, physician’s offices, insurance firms, and clinics. Nursing If you a compassionate person who wants to join the fast-growing healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse, the Associate of Science degree in Nursing will prepare you take the same exam that other four-year nursing students take to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Upon successful passing of the examination, you can work in hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, home health, ambulatory care sites, and other health settings. You’ll gain vital on-the-job skills through classroom instruction, practice labs, and clinical experience. Physical Therapist Assistant Do you dream of a career where you can help people rehabilitate from injuries, disorders, or disabilities? Physical therapist assistants provide skilled interventions to clients of all ages with musculoskeletal, neurological, pain and movement disorders. Physical therapy practitioners help restore and maintain function that allows patients to more fully participate in activities of daily life. Physical Therapist Assistants work in school systems, fitness centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. [-]

Pre-Dentistry

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

North Park University’s pre-professional track for dentistry is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive dental schools around the country. The pre-dentistry track should accompany a major—most often biology or chemistry—where you’ll gain a foundation in life sciences and how the human body works... [+]

Courses in Dentistry. Pre-Dentistry North Park University’s pre-professional track for dentistry is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive dental schools around the country. The pre-dentistry track should accompany a major—most often biology or chemistry—where you’ll gain a foundation in life sciences and how the human body works. Advising Pre-dentistry students are advised by faculty in the Biology Department, often Dr. Jeff Nelson. Dr. Nelson is himself a North Park alum and received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984. He’ll talk with you about your particular interests in dental health, and help you stay on track throughout your program at North Park. Because of small class sizes at North Park, Dr. Nelson and your other professors will get to know you, your professional goals and interests, and work with you one-on-one to find the best courses and experiences to help you reach those goals. Our Pre-Professional Committee—a group of faculty in the science departments—will work with you to make sure you are prepared for your applications and interviews for dental school. Course Sequences and Activities We recommend you take the following courses alongside your major and Core Curriculum requirements to prepare for dental schools and a career in healthcare. Some courses may also meet major/Core Curriculum requirements. Recommended Core Courses Introduction to Human Anatomy Introduction to Cell Biology Introductory Chemistry I and II One year of physics One semester of biochemistry Two semesters of organic chemistry Psychology Sociology Statistics Other Recommendations Students typically take the DAT in the summer following the third year. Dental schools also typically look for internship and/or research experience on their applications. Your faculty advisors will work with you to find opportunities that fit into your schedule and align with your goals. During the summer prior to fourth year, you should also complete the AADSAS (American Association of Dental Schools Application Service). During the fourth year, students should re-take the DAT if necessary and begin dental school applications and interviews. [-]