Dental Assistant Certificate
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.
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)
- High School diploma or GED equivalent
- Current immunizations
- Criminal background check
- White scrubs
- Parking Permit
Course Instructor: Dale Brum, D.D.S.
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