Students who enroll in the Dental Occupations Program learn a variety of skills that will enable them to become a dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, and/or pursue a career as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA), Registered Dental Hygienist or dentist. There is a focus on patient-centered care in support of improving oral health as a key to personal health and well-being. The major areas of study in this program include: dental radiology, oral pathology, chair-side dental assisting, anatomy and physiology, dental materials, sterilization, and dental office business procedures.
Students will be introduced to Dental Anatomy, Dental Charting Systems, Infection Control Procedures, Dental Instruments and Procedures for General Dentistry, Chairside Assisting Techniques, and Radiology Basics. As students continue in this program, they receive more lectures on advanced dental anatomy, dental software programs, dental specialties, prep for certified dental assisting and radiology Board Exams.
Is this Career Right For You?
Would you be comfortable working in the dental field?
Do you have the ability to successfully study science?
Are you personable and friendly?
Do you have strong hand-eye coordination?
Are you patient and able to do tasks repetitively?
Inside the Industry
Dental Lab Technician
Dentist, Other Specialist
* This program is not accredited by CODA. Graduates will need to work 3500 hours in a dental office before they are eligible to sit for the exam.