The 60-hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare 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 which include the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical aspects which 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. There is no state or national certification with this course.
March 12 – May 30
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm – 9:30pm
Tuition: $1,299 (Textbook Included.)