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Fundamentals of Dental Assisting


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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Learn the basic concepts and skills of dental assisting including: terminology, dental charting, cavity classification, rubber dams, four-handed dentistry and suctioning through classroom, online and lab learning in an intensive 13-week course. In addition, students will be required to have nine  hours of independent observation in a dental office (if employed in a dental office, these hours must take place ina  different office). This course is a required prerequisite to the Dental Assisting Expanded Functions course. In alignment with state requirements, students are required to attend 100% of the course to complete the program successfully. 

ADDITIONAL COSTS INCLUDE: Textbook, BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Training Certification, and lab coat. Clinical hours may be outside normal class hours, but students will be provided clinical dates at least one month in advance. 

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Prerequisite to the Dental Assisting Expanded Functions course.

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