Purpose Driven Dental Assisting
What you'll learn
- Describe dental assisting and its goal outcome.
- Describe the different dental disciplines.
- Describe the journey to becoming a Dentist and Dental Hygienist.
- Describe the benefits of becoming a motivated and service-focused dental assistant.
- You should be a motivated, service-focused individual who is ready to learn more about dental assisting
Are you interested in dental assisting, or in just learning more about dentistry and how a dental office runs? Have you ever considered expanding your personal knowledge or training into the field of dental assisting, maybe considering seeking employment in the dental assisting field? If you have, then this is the course for you!
When you sign on to this course with 23 sections all loaded to the brim, you’ll have access to a deep and wide knowledge base condensed from years of clinical experience and practice into a mere 4 hours of high quality and compelling HD video.
- Introduction to Dental Assisting
- General Dentistry Overview
- The Dental Team
- Patient Advocacy
- Dental Assistant Responsibilities
- Patient Interactions
- Radiographs Dental Anatomy
- Common Dental Procedures
- Dental Impressions
- Tooth Preparation
- Direct Restoration
- Indirect Restoration
- Fixed Prosthodontics
- Removable Prosthetics
- Oral Surgery
- Dental Implant Prosthetics
- Continuing Care
- Professional Development
Whether you are interested in discovering everything there is to know about dental assisting, or want to focus in on one particular facet therein, this is the course for you.
Dave King, DDS
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn more about dental assisting and how to excel as a dental assistant
I feel strongly that each of us has the capacity to reach out and touch the lives of others for good. For some of us it is with the resources we are blessed with; for others it is with the talents we have and skills that we have developed. That capacity, however remains useless without the desire to serve. While dentistry has provided me a means to support my family, it has also provided me many opportunities to reach out to those less fortunate, both with regard to financial means they posses and with regard to their individual dental and orofacial health. I desire and feel obligated to give back to the profession, and to give back to the people who rely on the services rendered by our profession.
I am a family focused man. I have been married to my sweetheart since May ‘00, and we have 5 children. My wife and my children are the center of my life. I was called to serve a 2-year mission to the people of Taiwan where I learned to speak the Mandarin Chinese language. I was blessed with the opportunity to serve them in a variety of ways, and on a variety of levels.
Professionally, my focus is comprehensive oral rehabilitation and restoration. I have been trained to accomplish this through functional use of endosteal dental implant prosthetics, CAD/CAM prosthetics (CEREC etc.) and design, LASER dentistry and surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry , and all-ceramic treatment modalities.
My priorities when treatment planning are to facilitate individual goals with regard to long-term oral health, function, and esthetics through education, elimination of pain and infective processes, correction of inadequate or failing restorations and prosthetics, correction or alteration of the existing dentition to accommodate a functional, stable, and pain free occlusion, and replacement of missing teeth through fixed prosthetics, removable solutions, or endosteal dental implant facilitated prosthetics.
I have spent the past several years in multiple office ownership and leadership positions while working with a corporate supervisory and support architecture. I enjoy the opportunity to provide a positive and uplifting impact not only to my patients with whom I do my best to connect deeply with, but also to my coworkers with whom I spend many hours per day "in the trenches" fighting for the advancement of oral health care.
Educationally, I am devoted to passing forward the learning and experience that would facilitate ongoing improvement, foster development, and elevate service-centeredness for all those who seek out my training. I am always happy to share those learnings that I have gathered over the years to help others.
In summary: my desire to serve others, my life experience, my skills, training, clinical practice, and business experience, all combine to give me a unique perspective on the patient/doctor interaction, and afford me an innate ability to connect deeply with my patients, my coworkers, and those who I have the opportunity to educate.