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  • Dental Careers Program

     

    Course Description

     

    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. Students learn the theoretical aspect of dentistry including dental anatomy, dental procedures, instrument sterilization, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on effective communication and working collaboratively with dental office members including dentists,hygienists, front office staff, patients, and the general public. 

     

    Course Goal:

     Instruction is geared to chairside assisting, providing patient care, and related duties with minimal training in front office skills which prepares students to successfully obtain employment in a dental office. 

     

     Schedule: 

    Fall Semester 1: August-December 2021

    Fall Semester 2: January- May 2022

     

    Class Time: Monday-Friday 7:30-11: 30 am 



    Course Enrollment Fee

    $1200.00 Semester 1 

    $1200.00 Semester 2   

    Fees includes textbook and are subject to change prior to the first day of class.

     

    We collaborate with federal agencies to support student with financial needs.

     




    Contacts: 

     

    Estella Gutierrez

    Assistant Director 

    (831) 753-4209 x1201

    estella.gutierrez@salinasuhsd.org 



    Leslie Ochinang 

    Dental Careers Instructor 

    (831) 753-4209 x 1220

    leslie.ochinang@salinasuhsd.org 



    Alexandra Castillo

    Typist Clerk II  

    (831) 753-4209 x1203

    alexandra.castillo@salinasuhsd.org