• 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
  • Oxygen Therapy Certification
  • Coordinate and Conduct Clinics, including an Oral Hygiene Clinic
  • Manage Annual Blood Drive
  • Participate in Child DNA Identification Program
  • Participate in HOSA, a National Student Organization for Students in Health Care

Contact Instructor
Tracey McConkey, CDA, R.D.A


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. where working side-by-side with dentists and dental professionals provides 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.

Keys to success



  • 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


American Dental Assistants

Dental Assisting National Board

Organization for Safety & Asepsis

American Dental Association

Center for Disease Control

National HOSA