DENTAL AIDE

DENTAL AIDE

Brief Description

Trainees pursuing this skill are trained under the direct  supervision of a dentist or higher level dental employee.   They also seat and prepare patients for examination or treatment;  assist the dentist during examination and treatment of patient are present at oral surgical procedures; sterilize instruments and maintain a sterile environment; take and record vital signs as directed and assist in charting on oral cavity.
 
Job Title

  • Dental Assistant

 
Job title after further studies

  • Dentist

  • Orthodontist

  • Oral Pathologist

  • Pediatric Dentist

  • Prosthodontist etc.

 
Where are the jobs?

  • Dental Lab

  • Dentist Office                                                            

  • Health Institutions

 
Servol Training Centre

  • Chaguanas


Training Period

Three (3) Terms (ADP not included)
 
Additional Training

Basic Computer Literacy
 
Advanced Training

University of the West Indies (UWI) Mount Hope Dental School

Certification  

  • Servol Trade Certificate  

  • National Examination Council (NEC) 

    

Literacy Level

3 - 5   

Working Conditions

Indoors
 
Physical Requirements

  • Good eyesight

  • Motor skills

  • Standing for long periods

 

Other Requirements

  • Ability to settle and pacify the patient

  • Have patience and even temper while treating patents

  • Confidentiality