About this Course
|A dental assistant works on the delivery of quality oral health care and is a big part of the dental care team. Responsibilities include performing tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills, assisting the dentist with the patient, developing dental radiographs (x-ray), collecting information about patients’ medical history, and assisting patients to feel comfortable when entering the office and during treatment. This 350-hour program is designed to prepare students for a career working as a dental assistant in the dental profession. Students will attend a clinical rotation during the program for a total of 150 hours. Topics include infection control, dental charting, preparing the patient, basic chairside assisting, dental instruments and handpieces, tray set-up and procedures, dental materials, and business administration procedures.
Students who sit for the National Exam need a high school diploma or GED. Health form required and Covid-19 card/booster.
Class meets Tuesday on campus, Thursday online (LRON)
Continuing Ed / Non-Credit
Subject: DNAS 0500
Instructor: Shailee Patel and Kim Nguyen-Chance
No. of Sessions: 5009/19/2023 - 04/16/2024
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Class on: 11/23, 12/19-1/18/2024