Dental Assistant

LOGO Dental

 

CIP Code: 51.0601

Instructor: Mrs. McPartland


Students in the Dental Assistant program explore a variety of professions to develop an awareness of job opportunities in the field. Students develop skills needed to perform effectively in entry-level positions and receive a good foundation for continued study. Students in the Dental Assistant program learn sterilization procedures, patient care, operative and specialty dental procedures, radiology procedures, plus office and laboratory skills. Special emphasis is placed on basic clinical procedures, infection control, standard precautions and communication skills as it relates to dental  health care providers. Students are also given instruction in the sciences related to this field including medical terminology, dental anatomy, and laboratory techniques. Students have the opportunity to choose pathways that can lead to certifications in dental assisting and Healthcare Provider CPR.

 

 

 

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

 Competencies

 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