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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 in a  different office).

ADDITIONAL COSTS INCLUDE Textbook, BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Training Certification, lab coat.

Clinical hours may be outside normal class hours, but students will be provided clinical dates at least one month in advance. In alignment with state requirements, students are required to attend 100% of the course to complete the program successfully. 

Download the handout for additional requirements and costs.