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 certific

ation. Take you place in the healthcare field by becoming a Dental Assistant today. Our dental (radiology) and Enhanced Functions programs are approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Start and Advance Your Career in Dental Assisting Today!

We offer:

  • HES 690: Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 1
  • HES 519: Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 2
  • HES 491: Dental Assistant Externship
  • HES 689: Dental Radiology Recertification and Refresher
  • HES 702: Expanded Functions - General Chairside (Summer)
  • HES 704: Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification Exam Prep

HES 690: Introduction to Dental Assisting Part 1

Spring Schedule:
Syn 46181   1/14 -  3/13   M/W   10 am - 1:00 pm   CHS 2103   $800
Syn 43498   1/22 -  3/14   T/TH   5:30 pm - 8:30 pm   CHS 2103   $800
Syn 43489   1/28 -  4/1   M/W   5:30 pm - 8:30 pm   CHS 2103   $800

To Begin:

  • Review PreAccuplacer Video, complete and print the Permission Slip
  • First time students must Register in Owl Link
  • Prepare, take picture ID, PreAccuplacer Permission Slip, and Placement Test Referral form to the Testing Center
  • Score a minimum of 243 on the Accuplacer Reading Test
  • Bring HS diploma (or equivalent) and reading test results to the Center for Health Studies, (CHS) Bldg. Room 2401

Prerequisites:

  • 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 - complete associated workbook assignments prior to first class session.
  • Scrubs (coronado blue preferred) and medical footwear
  • Reliable transportation

HES 519: Introduction to Dental Assisting: Part 2 ( Dental Radiology)

Fall Schedule:

Syn 37576 10/29 - 12/10 M/W 5:30p - 8:30p CHS 2103 $850
Syn 37577 10/30 - 12/11 T/TH 5:30p - 8:30p CHS 2103 $850

Prerequisites 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
Prerequisites for newly 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 CHS building, Room 2401 for verification 

HES 491: Dental Externship $150

  • After successful completion of Dental Assisting Parts 1 and 2
  • Requires reliable transportation

HES 689: Dental Radiology Recertification and Refresher $160

This course provides continuing education and review training in radiation competencies.

Schedule:

Syn 37578   12/1   S  9a - 5:30p   CHS 1203 


Pre-Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Preparation

If you would like to be enrolled in a free online Pre-Accuplacer Reading preparation program before or after taking the Accuplacer Placement Test - please contact us for details.