Dental Assisting Program
The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.
Students who are interested in becoming nationally certified as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) will be eligible to sit for two parts of that certification from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). These include the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam as well as the Infection Control (ICE) Exam. The third component of the CDA requirement (GC, General Chairside) can be completed upon 3,500 hours of work experience.
- Course Contact Hours: 60 hrs.
- Student Tuition: $1,199 (Textbooks included)
- Day: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm
- Dates: March 12th - May 7th 2018