Dental Assisting Pathway
Dental Careers 1: The dental assistant is a valuable member of the dental health team who performs many essential duties in the dental office. These duties may include preparing the patient for treatment, assisting the dentist in all procedures, recording of vital signs, processing and mounting radiographs, sterilizing instruments, dental terminology and basic laboratory procedures. The dental assistant may also assist in the front office by making appointments for patients, confirming appointments, and helping with other office records. All instruction is geared to chairside assisting, providing patient care, and related duties with minimal training in front office skills. Students learn specific dental competencies, like the science of dentistry, oral health, infection prevention, occupational health, patient information and radiographic imaging. Students will have an opportunity to job-shadow in a local dental office. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved.
Dental Careers 2: Students continue to learn learn specific dental competencies, like dental materials, assisting in dental care and dental administration and communication skills. Students will have an opportunity to job-shadow in a local dental office. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. Certifications offered for qualified students: First Aid, CPR, Dental Radiology. (Prerequisite: Dental Careers 1)
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