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Dental Assistant

SENIORS ONLY:

This program only accepts high school seniors. Juniors are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Health Careers.

 

Location: CTEC 
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Program Description

Dental Assisting is an exciting and rewarding career. Working as a dental assistant never gets old as there is always something new to learn and always another technology to master. ROC’s Dental Assistant program delivers career focused instruction. You will learn how to perform duties such as patient care, radiography instrument sterilization, tray setups, equipment maintenance, charting, and dental reception duties. Students are prepared for an entry level position as a dental assistant at the completion of this program.

Dental ASSISTANT STUDENTS LEARN:

  • Procedures for taking vital signs
  • Chairside assisting
  • Instrumentation
  • Mixing cements
  • Taking and pouring up study models and opposing impressions
  • Restorative procedures/specialty procedures
  • Preventative dentistry
  • Head and neck anatomy/ tooth anatomy
  • Medical emergencies
  • Charting
  • Tooth Identification

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Certifications offered to students completing the Dental Assistant program include:

  • Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion
  • CPR certificate (American Heart Association)
  • Radiology certification
  • 8 Hour Infection Control certificate
  • HIPAA certificate

ENROLLMENT PRE-REQUISITESHIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE

Students earn 15 elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.

College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.