Dental Assistant

LOGO Dental


CIP Code: 51.0601, Credit 3.0, Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12

Instructor: Mrs. McPartland

Students in the Dental Assistant program prepare to function effectively as an essential member of the dental health care team. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to maintain the treatment area; identify, sterilize, and disinfect instruments; maintain Universal and Standard Precautions; and assist with dental procedures. In addition, students will expose, process, and mount dental radiographs and be prepared to take the Radiation Health and Safety component of the Dental Association National Board exam. The student will also learn to record vital signs, recognize dental and medical emergencies; CPR certification is a part of the course. Also included is recognizing the legal and ethical aspects of dentistry and providing education in the prevention of dental diseases.




  Dental Assistant Program, lab area    Dental Assistant Program digital panoramic machine    Dental Assistant Program Sterilization Area 
Dental Assistant Program, dental chair


 Possible Careers

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Expanded-Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Sterilization Assistant
  • Business Assistant
  • Dental Supply Representative
  • Dental Insurance Claims Specialist

 Potential Certifications

  • RHS-Radiation Health & Safety Exam
  • ICE-Infection Control Exam
  • Healthcare Provider CPR/AED

Potential Future Certifications

  • CDA-Certified Dental Assistant
  • EFDA-Expanded-Functions Dental Assistant
  • RDH-Registered Dental Hygienist

 Statewide Articulation Agreements