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Dental Assisting

This 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of health care settings including dentist offices, hospitals and other similar facilities, familiarizing the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. It covers the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry and dental assisting; policies and guidelines. Clinical aspects of oral anatomy, dental equipment, tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, dental anesthesia, sterilization and asepsis. This program does not include a national or state certification objective which in most states requires 1 to 2 years of training or education.

If you seek a career in a high-growth field, our eight-week program prepares you for success as a dental assistant. As a key member of the healthcare team, you’ll work hand in hand with dentists and hygienists to provide quality and corrective dental care. Over the course of your work day, you’ll manage a variety of clinical and administrative responsibilities, such as sterilizing instruments, ordering supplies, and other office duties.

What are my career options?

Working in one of the fastest growing medical field careers, you can pursue employment in a dentist or orthodontist office, clinic, or hospital setting. Depending on the needs of your work environment, you may have the opportunity to work flexible hours.

This course is eligible for college credit after successful completion of the program.

2015 Spring Dental Assisting Class Schedule

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