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Introducing: Virtual Healthcare

Through Virtual Healthcare simulations, students will gain an understanding of the day-to-day roles and different types of scenarios that healthcare workers experience. They will practice procedures virtually in a zero-risk environment and gain confidence in their skills prior to entering a clinical setting.

Virtual Healthcare Dental

Dental Assistant is the very first health science simulation in the Virtual Healthcare series from Knowledge Matters. In Dental Assisting Skills and Procedures students apply the concepts they have learned in class as they progress through the experiential learning journey on their way to becoming a Dental Assistant. In a low-stakes virtual setting, students will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to strive for high patient satisfaction and quality care.

Within the simulation, students focus on learning the necessary skills and steps involved with each procedure. They will also enhance their ability to communicate effectively, understand their scope of practice, manage infection control, handle emergencies, chart, and manage patient notes using the CPIF tool (Clinical Patient Interaction Form).

Key Features

  • Virtual Healthcare takes students out of the abstract and into the reality of a dental office
  • Students gain a better understanding of how to fulfill typical dental assisting expectations, including triage and juggling various duties like office prep, admin, and scheduling
  • Concepts are taught and scaffolded during lessons and students work independently during “Goal Steps” at the end of each lesson

Dental Assisting Lessons Include

Part I: Skills

  • Operational Tasks
  • Scope of Practice
  • Scheduling
  • Communicating With the Patient
  • Vital Signs and Infection Control
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • The Comprehensive Exam + Capstone

Part II: Procedures

  • Assisting With a Composite Restoration
  • Assisting With a Dental Crown
  • Assisting With a Root Canal Therapy Procedure
  • Assisting With an Extraction
  • Responding to a Medical Emergency
  • Project

Offer a Comprehensive and Engaging Dental Assistant CTE Pathway

eDynamic Learning Digital Curriculum and Knowledge Matters Virtual Healthcare Dental Simulation Helping students practice, apply, and prepare for industry certifications.