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Dental Assisting Program
Face-to-Face Program

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care occupations. Students will learn dental assisting techniques with the emphasis on four-handed dentistry and utilization of tray setups for general practice and specialty procedures. Clinical rotations are scheduled throughout the tenure of the program. Upon successful completion of this 100-contact hour course, students will also earn CPR certification from the American Heart Association and will be authorized to take the Dental Assistant state certification exam from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Program includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

Title Course From To Days Time Room
Dental Assisting DNTA 1053 M20 2/8/2022 4/19/2022 T&W&R
EG 132
Dental Assisting DNTA 1053 M21 2/14/2022 4/25/2022 M&T&W
EG 130

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