Dental Assistant Certificate

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FALL 2015 Courses

Students may request the grant for courses offered in the Fall of 2015 now, in order to secure funding.

September 8 to December 15, 2015
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,999.00
Room C201 of the Caperton Center
Maximum 30 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)  

Program requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Current immunizations
  • Criminal background check
  • White scrubs
  • Parking Permit

Course Instructor: Dale Brum, D.D.S.

 To register, contact:

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Martha Leeson Coordinator of Fast Track Programs Workforce & Community EducationCCAT
Work Phone: 304.424.8275
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