California Dental Institute

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ABOUT US

California Dental Institute, Inc. is devoted to preparing students for career success in the dental field in a compressed time frame while maintaining high standards.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower students to achieve lifelong professional goals and effect enduring personal growth. We provide a unique accelerated dental assisting program that allows students to achieve their educational objectives in a short period of time. In support of our mission, we have developed a strong culture of teamwork so that we can deliver excellent training to our students.

School Objectives

  • To provide students with all the support needed to successfully complete the program
  • To prepare students for immediate employment as Dental Assistants
  • To encourage and foster the value of lifelong learning in our students
  • To provide students with the most current and comprehensive training available
  • To utilize evaluation tools and materials which encourage the students to effectively demonstrate the integration of the concepts and skills they have learned
  • To provide a curriculum that teaches students how to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a professional environment

Course Objectives

  • Perform chairside assisting for general dentistry and specialty procedures
  • Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of the dental healthcare worker
  • Perform general front-office procedures
  • Identify principles of microbiology and disease prevention, and perform infection control procedures
  • Identify structures and explain functions and pathologies of dental and general anatomy
  • Record patient-assessment data
  • Identify the functions of pharmacology and anesthesia as they relate to dentistry
  • Identify, describe, maintain and utilize dental instruments and equipment
  • Understand and perform both film, and digital radiographic procedures
  • Identify properties and uses, and manipulate dental materials
  • Describe principles and perform techniques of preventive dentistry