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Dental Assisting

Grades: 11-12
Length: 1 year
Credit: .5 Technical English, 1.0 Lab Science, 1.5 Occupational Elective
Prerequisite: None
Location: Tri-Tech Skills Center

Description: Start a career making beautiful smiles in the Dental Assisting program. Learn alongside dental professionals to ensure patients receive outstanding treatment. Be prepared for employment after high school or additional education to become a dental hygienist or dentist.  Internships available to qualified students. Seniors will have priority placement. In this program you will:
  • Perform a wide range of dental office operations including x-rays, chair side assistance and instrument transfer
  • Mix cements, sealers, take oral impressions, and learn sterilization and disinfection procedures
  • Learn oral anatomy, medical terminology, and charting
  • Students must be able to communicate well with others and work independently in diverse environments as a team member

Career Opportunities:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Sterile Technician
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Dental Sales
Certification opportunities:
  • 7-hour HIV/AIDS certification
  • BLS & First Aid

College credits available: TBD

Upon successful program completion students can earn 1 point toward admission to CBC Dental Hygiene program.

Year-long course must be completed to be eligible for the English or Lab Science credits.


Instructional Staff

Sarah Tipps
Instructional Coach/WBL Instructor

Shelley Hill
Instructional Assistant