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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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The ISU Dental Assisting program changed! We increased hours to allow for changes in industry and adding a national certification exam to assure competency after the course. 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: A 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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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209