10 reasons why clinical hands-on training will help Internationally Trained Dental Professionals

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Welcome Dental Professionals! We are guessing that many Internationally trained Dental Professionals opt to work as Dental Assistants until they acquire their professional licenses. In order to stay close to dentistry as much as possible. 

Reasons why clinical hands-on training will help Internationally Trained Dental Professionals

In this blog, we will be discussing why internationally trained dental assistants need in-clinic training before applying for jobs. 

1.  Adapting to Dental Practices in Canada

The first reason is that in-clinic training helps understanding the local regulations and protocols. Internationally trained Dental Professionals can become familiar with Canadian dental protocols, standards, and practices through clinical hands-on training, ensuring a seamless integration into the Canadian dental system.

2. Acquiring Knowledge on Dental Equipment

The second reason is to gain familiarity with the dental equipment and technology used in the local dental office. Internationally Trained Dental Professionals can gain practical expertise using the specific dental tools and equipment frequently used in Canadian dental clinics.

3. Get to know your role and employer expectations

The third reason is that training can help Dental Professionals understand the expectations of the employer and their role in the practice. Dental offices often have specific protocols and workflows unique to their establishment. Internationally Trained Dental Professionals can learn these protocols and adapt to them through practical training, which helps them meet their employers’ expectations regarding protocol, infection control, and patient care.

4. Familiarize with the dental software and tools

Hands-on training is essential for Internationally Trained Dental Professionals to familiarize themselves with dental software in Canada, as these software systems may differ from those used in their countries. 

5. Patient Care

Dental assistants play a vital role in patient care. They should be friendly, approachable, and capable of comforting and reassuring patients who may be anxious or nervous about dental treatments. Through hands-on training, Internationally trained Dental Professionals learn how to interact with patients and provide quality customer service.

6. Understanding infection control methods

Proper infection control is paramount in a dental setting. This includes proper handling and disposal of materials, using personal protective equipment (PPE), and maintaining the cleanliness of the dental operatory. Clinical training helps Dental Professionals understand the importance of infection control and sterilization procedures. 

7. Familiarize with the Dental insurance and Billing

In clinic training enhances the understanding of Canadian dental billing and insurance practices,ensuring that they are able to manage financial responsibilities effectively as dental assistants. 

8. Learning Teamwork and Collaboration

Working in a clinical setting with other dental professionals fosters teamwork and collaboration. Dental Professionals gain valuable experience in supporting and communicating effectively with dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff, fulfilling their role as an integral part of the dental team.

9. Familiarize with Dental Lab procedures and Materials

Dental Professionals are exposed to dental lab procedures and materials through hands-on training, which enables them to actively participate in tasks including taking dental impressions, pouring models, and creating temporary restorations. They acquire hands-on experience working with different dental materials used in prosthetics and restorative procedures. This practical experience enhances their proficiency in working with dental lab materials and processes, preparing them to support dental laboratory tasks in their role as dental assistants.

10. Feedback and Guidance

The tenth and final reason is that in-clinic training gives the opportunity to receive immediate feedback and guidance. This helps Dental Professionals understand where they need improvement and align their skills to become successful in their career. 


So these were the top 10 reasons why internationally trained dental Professionals could use in-clinic training before applying for jobs. 


But don’t worry, you don’t have to panic looking for a training centre, because Canadie Dental brings to you this opportunity to do a quick training before you land that 1st dental assisting job in Canada.



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