Dental Training Programs
Interested in a dental career and looking for dental programs near you? In the dental hygienist and dental assistant training programs at FORTIS, students acquire necessary skills to demonstrate competence in a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques including preliminary examination procedures, four-handed dentistry, dental charting, setting appointments and keeping patient records.
When you enroll in one of FORTIS’ dental training programs, you will learn how to provide educational, preventative and clinical therapeutic services to the public as a promoter of healthy dental hygiene while working chair-side with dentists.
Dental assistants and dental hygienists perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, all of which require both interpersonal and technical skills. Both perform varied, comprehensive duties, making them highly valuable members of the dental care team.
Dental assistants perform a wide variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties at the dental office. They assist the dentist at chair-side, sterilize and disinfect instruments, obtain and update dental records and instruct patients on general and post-operative oral healthcare.
Dental hygienists are licensed oral healthcare professionals and respected members of the dental team who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services. The work of dental hygienists supports the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health.
Job Outlook for Dental Professionals
As dental technology advances, more dentists devote more of their time to complex patient care procedures within their dental practice. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for dental assistants are expected to continue to be strong nationally, as dentists are expected to hire more dental assistants to perform additional routine tasks and duties. In addition, dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations nationally and job prospects are expected to be favorable in most areas. Needless to say, having the right dental hygienist or dental assistant training puts you in a great position to benefit from this changing landscape!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job opportunities for dental assistants are expected to increase over the next several years. The employment growth for this field will be much faster than the average for all professions. Dental assistants and dental hygienists will have many excellent employment opportunities across a variety of practice settings, including: private and group dental practices, mobile dental units, hospitals, nursing homes, dental school clinics, and public and private health facilities.
FORTIS’ Dental Training Programs
FORTIS’ dental programs will provide you with the hands-on strategies and techniques you will need to work in the treatment or operation room directly with a dentist. You will learn how to work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients, and will also be exposed to various dental specialty practice areas.
Upon completion of one of our dental programs, you will be prepared for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of dentistry.
Take the Next Step Today
If you are ready to begin your training as a dental assistant or dental hygienist, or have questions about our dental programs, feel free to contact us at any time. You can reach us by phone, email, or live online chat.