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Dental Assistant (RDA Eligible)

Dental Assistant (RDA Eligible)

          Program Cost:  $1050.00 plus additional fees

          Registration:   By appointment only

Program Description:  

Strong employment growth is expected for Dental Assistants who perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties in dental offices. These duties may include:  working chair-side as a dentist examines and treats patients; sterilizing instruments and equipment; preparing trays for dental procedures; instructing patients on post-operative and general oral health care; preparing materials for making impressions and restorations; processing  x-rays; removing sutures; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; and making temporary crowns.  Front office duties may include scheduling appointments, receiving patients, keeping treatment records, billing, and ordering supplies and materials.  This program consists of 560 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 240 hours of internship where students gain on-the-job experience in a dental office. Upon successful completion of the class, students are eligible to take the State Certification. 

Prerequisites: a United States HS Diploma/GED, immunizations, certification with the American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider and a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test.

Additional fees required for the RDA test application, scrubs,fingerprinting with the DOJ/FBI, and textbooks.

Textbook Information:

Required Fall Textbook to purchase from Amazon or  

1.  Modern Dental Assisting   11th Edition  ISBN# 9781455774517

You must have your textbook on the first day of class.

Optional Fall Workbook to purchase from Amazon or   

1.  Student Workbook for Modern Dental Assisting  11th Edition  ISBN#  9781455774548 

Instructors Information:  D. Harshman and T. Roberts  


         Spring Semester Schedule:    1/17/2016 - 6/2/2017     Monday - Friday    8:00 am - 3:00 pm