This course will introduce students to dental assisting careers. Students will develop knowledge and skills with regard to medical records, sterilization, and safety in a dental laboratory setting. Equipment preparation, dental procedures, as well as oral evaluation techniques will be covered. This course will also include oral examination processes, laboratory procedures, post-op and oral hygiene techniques, patient instruction, X-rays, and preventive dentistry treatments. Students will gain valuable knowledge through guest speakers and field experiences in local dental environments.
This program requires students to have completed Biology with a C or better.
This class is a two-year program.
The number of periods required in a student's schedule to complete this program is as follows:
Year 1 = 2 periods
Year 2 = 3 periods