Dental assistants work primarily in dental offices and other healthcare settings. Americans are placing a great importance on better oral health care. The dental sciences have responded with better oral health care products and stronger, longer lasting restorative materials. With the increase in demand for better oral health, dentists need highly skilled employees who excel at technical procedures while possessing excellent people skills. This program prepares students to function effectively within the dental field. It covers important background information on the dental profession as well as interpersonal skills, dental ethics and practice act laws, dental terminology, patient interactions, dental records management, and basic finance-related skills.