Dental Programs

Dental Programs

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Dental Training Programs

The dental assisting and dental training programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competency required for relevant licensing and getting started on a new career. Dental assistants and dental hygienists are critical members of the healthcare team and Fortis’s dental training programs can help prepare you for a new career. 

Our comprehensive curriculum is presented by experienced and dedicated faculty who are committed to helping students reach their educational goals. Through a balance of traditional classroom instruction, small-group discussion, and real-world skill development, Fortis dental assistant and dental hygiene program students are able to acquire the skills necessary to demonstrate competence in a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques. These essential skills include preliminary examination procedures, four-handed dentistry, dental charting, setting appointments and keeping patient records.

When you enroll in one of FORTIS’s dental training programs, you will also 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.

Although job responsibilities vary, 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 Assistant Job Responsibilities

Dental assistants perform a wide variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties at the dental office. They may assist the dentist at chair-side, sterilize and disinfect instruments, maintain and update dental records and instruct patients on general and post-operative oral healthcare. Successfully completing the dental assistant training program at Fortis will provide you with the education and skill development you need to acquire an entry-level position in this growing field. 

Dental Hygienist Job Responsibilities

Dental hygienists are licensed oral healthcare professionals and respected members of the dental team. Dental hygienists who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services. While specific duties will vary, dental hygienists support the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health. The dental program at Fortis provides not only traditional classroom instruction, but also guides students through real-world learning opportunities that allow them to develop their skills through simulation and supervised clinical experiences. Whether you are new to the dental field or are a working dental assisting and want to increase your career opportunities by moving from a dental assisting to dental hygienist, Fortis dental training programs can help. 

Job Outlook for Dental Professionals

As dental technology advances and dentists devote more of their time to complex patient care procedures within their dental practice, there will be an increasing opportunities for dental assistants and hygienists. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for dental assistants and dental hygienists are expected to continue to be strong nationally, as dentists are expected to hire more dental assistants to perform additional routine tasks and duties. Successfully completing Fortis’s dental hygienist or dental assisting training program puts you in a great position to join this growing healthcare field.

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. Our experienced faculty work with students to prepare them for an entry level position in a variety of clinical environments. 

Dental Training Programs at Fortis

FORTIS’s 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 in Choosing the Right Dental Program For You 

If you are ready to begin your dental assisting or dental hygienist training program to become a dental assistant or dental hygienist, or have questions about our dental programs, feel free to contact us at any time. We can’t wait to talk with you!