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Fundamentals of Dental Assisting


Enhance your career as a dental assistant. This course provides you with basic background and knowledge of dental assisting.


Topics include terminology, ethics and jurisprudence, dental charting and cavity classification, rubber dams, 4 handed dentistry and suctioning. It is a pre-requisite to the Dental Assisting Expanded functions courses.


Students will need to plan for the following additional costs: textbook, Healthcare Provider CPR certification, and lab jacket. Class size is limited to 20 seats.


Students will also meet for one Saturday session (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.), date will be announced the first week of class. The remainder of class will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


(Travel will be necessary to meet Saturday lab requirement and may be necessary to meet dental office observation requirement.)


Accreditation:  Idaho Board of Dentistry, Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education

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The Fundamentals of Dental Assisting class is offered each spring and fall semester. Please check back either mid-July or early December for the latest registration information including: date, time and price.


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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209