Dental Assistant (RDA Eligible)
Program Cost: $1050.00 plus additional fees
Registration: By appointment only
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.
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 store.elsevier.com:
1. Student Workbook for Modern Dental Assisting 11th Edition ISBN# 9781455774548
Instructors Information: Harshman, D. and Roberts, T.
Spring Semester Schedule: 1/17/2016 - 6/2/2017 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm