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Dental Assistant

The primary duties of  an RDA (registered dental assistant) are the same as those with a CDA ( certified dental assistant). Dental Assistants  help dentists care for patients in the treatment room and through administrative tasks. ICATAP Academics and on-the-job training with a minimum of 700-1000 hours are completed with the candidate taking the RDA exam, a national credential the American Medical Technologists  (AMT) issues that qualify an individual to work as a registered dental assistant.

A comprehensive programming information packet is available.

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ICAT-DAAT Coursework

Introduction to Dental Assistant

Prepares dental assistant apprentices for professional success in a dental practice or other dental health care environments. Apprentices learn to work within ethical guidelines and legal frameworks. Additional training in the management of the practice, dental insurance and financial management are covered.

Dental Assistant I

General & Dental Anatomy prepares the dental assistant apprentice to apply the basics of general and dental anatomy to make informed decisions in practice and to provide professional communication with co-workers and patients. Introduction to charting, dental disease and infection, and oral health and nutrition are covered.

CPR training and certification (if not currently certified) will also take place during this module as a prerequisite to dental health safety in Dental Assistant II.

Dental Assistant III

Prepares the dental assistant apprentice to continue in dental radiology, support restorative and esthetic dental, and the handling and preparation of liners, bases, cements, impressions, prosthodontics, and cleaning removable appliances.

Dental Assistant IV

Prepares the dental assistant apprentice in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, coronal polishing, dental sealants, and orthodontics.

Professionalism in Healthcare

Prepares the dental assistant professional to be successful in the dental care environment focusing on the environment, personal professional appearance and demeanor, communication with co-workers and successful patient education.

Patient and Dentist

ICATAP Apprenticeships

In the clinical setting.........

After an ICATAP contract is finalized, the medical facility begins the process. Steps include:

  • The facility identifies staff mentors for apprentice(s)

  • The organization advertises and hires apprentice(s)

  • Apprentices are onboarded in tandem with the facility and ICATAP.

  • An agreed-upon schedule begins with full-time apprentice training on-site while coursework commences in the instructor led hybrid academic setting with ICATAP outside of the workday.

  • Apprentices will be employed full-time for 52  weeks of on-site training ( a minimum of 1400 up to 2000 hours of skill development).

  • Apprentices move out of the program and remain in employment after completing the board exam for the program.

The ICATAP Advantage

Partnering medical organizations provide on-the-job training supported by  ICATAP staff and instructors. This includes meetings between clinical administration/mentors and ICATAP staff and, regular interaction between ICATAP instructors and the apprentices.ICATAP also has "train-the-trainer" instruction available for clinical staff.  Support for your facility staff involved in ICATAP is available whenever needed.   Enrollment is continuous- and apprentices can be onboarded any day/week/month.

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