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Dental Assisting

Work with patients in a dental office and work with the dental team. Learn to help the dentist chairside with procedures by passing dental instruments and materials to the dentist and keeping the mouth dry.   Mix and prepare dental materials, sterilize instruments, disinfect treatment rooms, take impressions and take x-rays.  Perform basic lab duties such as and make models of teeth. 

Expectations of students in the program: 

  • Be a good role model throughout the school
  • Practice safe habits at all times
  • Be professional
  • Display a positive attitude and give your best effort
  • Be a team player
  • Enjoy working with people

What will I learn?

Students will master competencies in the Dental Assisting curriculum, which will include:

  • Principles of Infection Control
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Office Procedures
  • Patient Information and Assessment
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiology Skills
  • Chairside Assisting Skills
  • Dental Materials
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Dental Specialties

Certifications: 

          Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health & Safety Certification

          Heathcare Provider CPR Certification

Contact the instructor:  Mrs. Pam Miller                     

Opportunities after High School

Careers with a high school diploma: Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist

Certification through Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) – Certified Dental Assistant

12-18 month programs: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

2 year programs: Dental Hygienist

4 year programs: Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene Career Advancements:  Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner

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