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Dental Assistant

Published or Revised June 28, 2024

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 & Saturdays, October 1, 2024 - January 23, 2025, 6 - 9 p.m., PJC

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Paris Junior College
Workforce Education
2400 Clarksville Street
Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-782-0447