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.
Workforce Development, Corporate Training and Community Education Building
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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