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West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Workforce and Community Education is your training partner in the design and delivery of innovative solutions to enhance the performance levels of individuals and organizations. Whether you are a business committed to taking your company to the next level or an individual ready to advance in your career, Workforce and Community Education can assist you with your goals.
Dental Assistant Certificate
February 19 - May 23, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm
Maximum 20 Students
This 90-hour Dental Assistant 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.
Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for certain Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exams including the DANB - Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) exam and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE)
To register: Call (304) 424-8277 or e-mail Deborah.Lockhart@mail.wvu.edu