Friday, January 30, 2015

Why Do We Use Mannequins For Dental Radiology?

First week of Dental Radiology and our students are doing well!  

Salt Lake Academy of Dental Assisting invests in several dental X-ray mannequins (Dexter) which have radiographic teeth. This enables students to get the very best training and as much practice as possible. It is prohibited by law to practice radiography on each other. By using Dexter, students can evaluate their X-rays and adjust their technique until they get a perfect diagnostic X-ray, without exposing each other to un-necessary radiation.

The next 3 weeks will be spent in Radiology lab and after a final exam, our students will be Certified in Dental Radiology for the State of Utah.

Friday, January 23, 2015

First of many coronal polishing labs.  Our students started out on Dexter, then practiced on each other.  They did a great job for their first time!

Monday, January 19, 2015

This is music to our ears!  

Our newest group of students getting to know each other while refining the art of instrument passing (with pencils).  They will take this skill back into the clinic and practice with real dental instruments.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clinic Time Winter Class 2015

Our students get hands-on time immediately, starting on the first night of class!  
On the first night they learn correct suction tip placement and 
how to pass dental instruments
smoothly and flawlessly to the dentist.  

Welcome Winter Semester Students!

Our Winter Semester is underway and we have a great group of students!  There is so much excitement with this class, they are ready to start their new careers!

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