Dental Assisting

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Make someone smile with a career as a dental assistant! Dental assistants are highly skilled professionals who work closely with dentists to provide patient care, take X-rays, maintain records and schedule appointments, typically on a full time basis. We provide quality training and hands-on lab experiences, using state-of-the art dental equipment, to prepare you for national certification. Take you place in the healthcare field by becoming a Dental Assistant today.

 Start Your Career in Dental Assisting Today by Completing:                     

  • HES 690. Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 1                                       
  • HES 519. Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 2

 HES 690: Introduction to Dental Assisting Part 1: 

Prerequisites:

  • Score at least 65 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test
  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Ability to speak and understand standard American English
  • Purchase Textbook:Modern Dental Assisting (12th Ed.) ISBN 978032343929 
  • Read Chapters 1 and 2 and complete associated workbook assignments prior to first class session.  
  • Bring HS diploma or equivalent and reading test results to the Center for Health Studies (CHS) Bldg. Room 2401
CLASS LOCATION: CHS 2103
 
HES 690:      Introduction to Dental Assisting Part 1

     Fall 2017  

 21007   9/6 - 10/23     M/W

  5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
        
  $800


           10/25   W   5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

  HES 519: Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 2: 

Prerequisites: Must be met before taking HES 519:  

      For Continuing Students (Following Successful Completion of Part I):

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Successfully Complete HES 690
  • Purchase textbook, Radiographic Imaging for the Dental Team, 4th ed., ISBN 9781416060048
  • Complete registration requirements
  • Complete HES 344 CPR for Health Professionals course
     
     For New Employed Students: (Completed Dental Assisting Elsewhere)  
  • At least 18 years of age
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Complete HES 344 CPR for Health Professionals course
  • Score at least 65 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test
  • Provide proof of completion of a basic dental assisting course   
  • Possess a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control and basic dental terminology
  • Provide a letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision
  • Must satisfy one of the pathway requirements below prior to taking the course: 
    • Pathway I:   3 months (300 hours) full-time employment in a clinical setting in a dental office
    • Pathway II:  Must be employed in a dental office for direct clinical supervision   
     
  • Purchase textbook, Radiology for the Radiographic Imaging for the Dental Team, 4th ed., ISBN 9781416060048
Bring all documents to the Center for Health Studies (CHS) Bldg. Room 2401 for verification prior to registration.
 
     Fall 2017
          
 21009     11/1

  W

  5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m  
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  $800


     11/6-12/11   M/W   5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
                                           

NEW !!   HES 668 Dental Front Desk Administration 

This course is designed for entry-level dental front office associates.    

21100

 8/31 - 11/16
  
5:00 p.m - 8 p.m. 

$485    


 NEW !!  HES 689  Dental Radiology Recertification and Refresher  
 Location:  CHS 1214 - Saturday -  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - $150  

        Fall  2017
   
    21101
    21102
    21103
    21104
  
   9/9
  10/7
  11/4
  12/2