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 491: Dental Assistant Externship

HES 690: Introduction to Dental Assisting Part 1

To Begin:

  • Review PreAccuplacer Video and print Certificate of Completion
  • First time students must Register in Owl Link
  • Prepare, take picture ID, Certificate of Completion, and Placement Test Referral form to Testing Center
  • Score a minimum of 65 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test
  • Bring HS diploma or equivalent and reading test results to the Center for Health Studies, (CHS) Bldg. Room 2401
Schedule:
Syn 32763  8/20 - 10/15    M/W  5:30p - 8:30p   CHS 2103   $800 
Syn 37574  8/28 - 10/18  T/TH  5:30p - 8:30p    CHS 2103  $800

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

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

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 CHS building, Room 2401 for verification 
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  

HES 491: Dental Externship $150

  • After successful completion of Dental Assisting Parts 1 and 2
  • Requires reliable transportation
Schedule:
Syn.  32764 
Syn.  33204
 6/4 -    7/16
 6/18  - 7/30

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 

NEW COURSES!

HES 702: Expanded Functions - General Chairside Assistant
Schedule:
Syn 32828   6/18 - 7/30  M/W   5:30p - 8:30p   CHS 1203 

HES 704: Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification Exam Prep     $140
Schedule:
Syn. 34646 6/9 - 6/16 S 9 am - 3 pm CHS 2101
Syn. 34648 7/20 - 7/21 F/S 9 am - 3 pm CHS 2101