What Every New Dental Assistant Needs to Know


CE Hours: 3        Lecture

Claudia D. Gauthier, CDA, health and safety consultant, director, Essential Educational Services; ADAA first district trustee and chair, ADAA council on education

If you just started your career as a dental assistant or you have been thinking that you might like to become a DA, this course is designed for you. This class is an overview of what it is like working in a dental office. It will include dental equipment, the treatment operatory, standard instruments that are used in a general practice, dental terminology, as well as an introduction to various basic procedures and a brief overview of front desk skills.


  • Learn the basic operations at a front desk and how to perform them properly
  • Understand dental equipment used in each treatment room
  • Become familiar with basic dental instrumentation
  • Discuss basic dental procedures performed in general dentistry and their correct sequence
  • Learn dental terminology including an introduction to dental charting

Recommended Audience: Assistant

ass is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date


  • Where

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Two Willow Street
    Suite 202
    Southboro, Massachusetts 01745

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