The Introduction to Dental Assisting course is designed for high school students who would like to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions within a dental facility. This course is designed to provide training in the fundamentals of assisting the dentist, chairside duties, radiographic procedures, dental instruments, sterilization, and preparation of dental materials, patient communications, and infection control.
Material is presented by lecture, return demonstration, clinical skills, practice/ demonstration, audio/visual aids, group discussion, role-play, and competency based practical and written tests. This course is competency-based. The students will train for a maximum of 144 hours for classroom and 36 hours in lab/community classroom settings. Students may receive state certification in radiation safety and infection control upon high school graduation.
- CTE Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
- CTE Pathway: Patient Care
- Time of Class: Day Time
- Located at: Pioneer