A Dental Sedation Assistant Permit holder is able to assist the dentist in monitoring patients undergoing sedation or general anesthesia. The Howard Healthcare Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit course provides a comprehensive education including clinical experience to help students pass the state exam for their certification.
What are the benefits of getting your Dental Sedation Assistant Permit?
Taking the Howard Healthcare Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit course will teach you additional skills and knowledge to help you earn your state certification and be able to take on additional responsibilities.
Some of the duties of a Dental Sedation Assistant Permit holder include:
- Drug identification and draw (limited to identification of appropriate medications)
- Ampule and vial preparation and withdrawing drugs of correct amount as verified by the supervising licensed dentist
- Add drugs, medications and fluids to intravenous lines using a syringe when a supervising licensed dentist is present
- Determine potency of intravenous line, selection of injection port and syringe insertion into injection port
- Occlusion of intravenous line and blood aspiration, line release and injection of drugs for appropriate time interval
Higher compensation may be a result of having greater knowledge and responsibility. In addition, you will have a marketable skill to include on your resume for future jobs.
What does Howard Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit course offer?
In the past, a dental assistant would need to work for an oral surgeon to learn the skills necessary to take the state exam to be a certified Dental Sedation Assistant Permit holder. Now, Howard Academy offers this course to dental assistants who meet the prerequisites of:
- Proof of completion of 8-Hour Infection Control course
- Complete six months of work experience prior to beginning the course
- Or having an RDA with proof of up-to-date CPR certification
Howard Academy prepares you for success through classroom instruction, hands-on experience and clinical hours to learn:
- How to evaluate a patient through medical history, physical assessment and consultation
- Anatomy and physiology of circulatory, cardiovascular, respiratory, and central and peripheral nervous system
- Anxiety management and pain reduction techniques
- Classification of medications used by patients for various diseases and disorders
- Techniques and drug groups used for sedation and general anesthesia
- Preventing, recognizing and managing of complications
- Distinctions between conscious sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia
The Howard Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit class provides thorough instruction so it is not available online. Classroom instruction material can be performed as home study; however, the lab/pre-clinical area of the course must be completed on campus. In addition, clinical hours will be completed in a working dental office.
Why enroll in the Howard Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit class?
Howard Healthcare Academy is currently the only school in Southern California offering the Dental Sedation Assistant Permit course. Benefits of the Howard Healthcare Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit course include:
- Expert Instructors — In addition to being instructors, faculty at Howard Academy have real-world experience. Our teachers can impart their knowledge as well as insights into performing your duties.
- Incomparable Training — Our coursework meets all the requirements to take the state exam to become a certified Dental Sedation Assistant Permit holder. We will prepare you for the state exam through classroom education, lab work and hands-on experience in a working dental office to ensure you are a qualified and confident in your role as a Dental Sedation Assistant Permit holder.
- Advanced Technology — Learn using the latest dental equipment in our modern educational facility and state-of-the-art dental offices.
Take the Howard Healthcare Academy Dental Sedation Assistant Permit class to further enhance your career skills. To find out if you meet the requirements for the Dental Sedation Assistant Permit class, contact one of our Admissions Representatives by calling (619) ACADEMY (619-222-3369) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.