Dental Occupations

This program offers exploration and training in all aspects of the dental profession and prepares students to work in a professional and competent manner with individuals of all ages. Students will be trained using state-of-the-art equipment in the Career Center’s dental clinic and local dental offices and labs. Opportunities are provided to work side-by-side with dentists and dental professionals enhancing a real world experience. Students completing this program may choose from a wide variety of entry-level positions including Chairside Assistant, Dental Receptionist, or Laboratory Technician. With additional education and experience, students may choose Certified or Registered Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist, Dentist, Certified Dental Technician, or Allied Health Instructor.

Special Class Features

  • State of the Art Dental Lab
  • Adce Dental Simulator
  • Hands-on Training in Career Center Dental Clinic
  • Hands-on Training in Local Dental Offices and Dental Laboratories
  • Opportunity to Earn College Credit
  • Opportunity to Earn American Red Cross Professional Rescuer (AED) and Standard First Aid Certification
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Participate in HOSA, a National Student Organization for Students in Health Care
  • Fire Safety Training
  • STOP the Bleed- McLearn

Course Content

  • Dental Terminology
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Asepsis/Infection Control
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Dental Laboratory Skills
  • Dental Computer Skills
  • Dental Office Management Software
  • Office management Procedures
  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Office Management

Future Employment

  • Chairside Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Certified or Registered Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Certified Dental Technician
  • Allied Health Instructor


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