Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
This course prepares students for employment as a Dental Assistant. This program is also highly recommended for students who may be pursuing a career as a dentist, dental hygienist, and a dental lab tech. The Dental Assistant program prepares students to provide patient care, processing and mounting dental radiograph (x-rays), prepares patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharges office administrative functions under the supervision of a dentists. Instruction includes medical record keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post- operative patient care and instruction, chair side assisting, taking dental impressions, and supervised practice.