DOWNEY - Downey Adult School will offer its new state board-approved Orthodontic Assisting Permit Course this fall, which provides students with the skills and practical experience to work as an orthodontic assistant.As a prerequisite, students must have at least six months of dental assisting experience in a United States dental office. Students in the Orthodontic Assisting Permit Course will learn to describe the types of malocclusion, discuss corrective orthodontics, describe the types of treatment involved, and become familiar with the types of diagnostic records used to assess orthodontic problems. In addition, the program will cover the ways to convey the importance of dietary and oral hygiene habits in orthodontics. After completing the program, students will be eligible to take the state written examination administered by the Dental Board of California. For more information on the program, call Downey Adult School at (562) 940-6200 or log on to www.das.edu.
********** Published: August 19, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 18