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Dental Assistant

Published or Revised February 13, 2018

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - dental assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

» Administrative Aspects: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry and dental assisting; state dental practice; policies and guidelines.

» Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, operation, and maintenance; introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; tooth structure; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces and dental burns; dental anesthesia; sterilization; maintaining sterility and asepsis and other areas.

In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. Textbooks and materials provided.

(WECM Course Number DNTA 1015 - Chairside Assisting)

Fee: $1,995 (100 Hours)

» Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 27 - May 29, 2018, 6 - 9 p.m., PJC (Note: this also includes four Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

» Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 4 - November 29, 2018, 6 - 9 p.m., PJC - Greenville Center (Note: this also includes four Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

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Further information regarding this or any other Continuing Education class at Paris Junior College may be obtained by contacting us.

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