Keys to Success
In order to succeed as a Dental Assistant, you’ll need a detail-oriented mind and a knack for solving problems. You’ll encounter unique challenges for each patient and being prepared for these tasks with an open mind will help you succeed in your career.
Being a great communicator is of vital importance – you’ll need to take accurate patient histories, explain your treatments, and help patients understand their care routines.
In addition, having compassion for your patients is an extremely important part of being an effective Dental Assistant. As many as 75% of people have a fear of the dentist – you’ll have to be prepared to help these people through their visit.
Accreditation or Approval
Application for Approval Status – 90 DAY NOTICE FOR SOLICITATION OF COMMENTS
South College Nashville Learning Site has received “Initial Accreditation” from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation in February 2019 for the Dental Assisting program and is now applying for Approval status. Any third-party comments are due to the Commission office sixty (60) days prior to the on-site visit. Signed or unsigned comments will be accepted, names and/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to them being forwarded to the program. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commissions accreditation process. The deadline for comments is August 16, 2019. A copy of the current accreditation standards can be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800- 621-8099, extension 4653.
The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation statuses of “Initial Accreditation”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.