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Fundamentals of Dental Assisting


The ISU Dental Assisting program is changing!  We are increasing hours to allow for changes in industry.

Enhance your career as a dental assistant. This course provides 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.  Students will also meet for two Saturday sessions (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).  The dates will be announced the first week of class.  The remainder of class will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Travel may be necessary to meet the Saturday lab and dental office observation requirement.

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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