This program prepares students to function effectively within the dental field. It covers important background information on the dental profession as well as interpersonal skills, dental ethics and practice act laws, dental terminology, patient interactions, dental records management, and basic finance-related skills.
The program also prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!