Dental Assistant

Interested in becoming a Dental Assistant?  Here are the steps to get you started... 

Step 1:  Register for a Health Occupations Center Orientation

.  Click  HERE to register and view details for our Orientations.  
  • Orientation attendance is MANDATORY
  • Orientation attendance will not be recorded for anyone entering orientation 15 minutes late or more.

Step 2:  Take a Health Occupations Center Entry Screening Test.   

  • Testing information/dates/times will be released at the orientation.
  • You will be able to register for the HOC Entry Screening Test 48 hours after your attend orientation.
  • Interested in preparing for the HOC Entry Screening Test?  
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Reading Goals Test)
    • Look under HOC Courses and English Review Classes.  Register for any open English Review Classes.
  • Have you already taken the CASAS Reading Goals test and received a minimum score of 228?  Click HERE to use your CASAS Reading Goals score 
 
 

Course 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 to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

 

Prerequisite:  

A passing score on the HOC English Assessment test, a United States High School Diploma or equivalent, and certification with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider.

 

Registration Costs: 

$1250.00

 

Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)

 

Item

Approximate Cost

Due Date

Student Dental Kit

$100.00

At registration

Printing

$30.00

At registration

RDA test application fee

$120.00

When requested

Live Scan fingerprints

$69.00

When requested

 

Schedule:

State Date

End Date

Days of the Week

Class Times

August 12, 2019

December 18, 2019

Monday - Friday

7:45 am – 2:45 pm

 

Scrub Color:  Granite Gray

granite gray

 

Instructor:

D. Harshman and T. Roberts

 

Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of this class.

 

Dental Assistant students learning how to give injections