*INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING: This course includes basic
terminology needed for communication with other dental professionals and
the public/patients(s). The course will also include an introduction to the basic
equipment in a dental suite and their uses.
* INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGY: Introduces the student to dental film types,
anatomical landmarks, processing, mounting and generation of x-rays, digital
x-rays and intraoral parallelling techniques.
*INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ANATOMY AND DENTAL CHARTING: This course
covers the basic anatomy of the teeth and demonstrates how the various
conditions and restorations of the mouth are documented for dental/legal
*INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL SPECIALITIES: Provides an overview of dental
specialities. These include pedodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics,
endodontics, and oral surgery.
*DENTAL ASSISTING PRINCIPALS I: Focuses on the use and care of dental
equipment, instruments and materials, infection control and assisting at basic
restorative procedures. You will apply theory to practice on handling
instruments in a clinical setting with other students.
*DENTAL ASSISTING PRINCIPLES II: This course will focus on lectures;
demonstration and practicing on fellow students that will help you develop
the skills needed to carry out treatment under supervision. These will include
taking and recording vital signs and medical/dental history, assessing and
recording oral hygiene status, instructing patients in methods of plaque
control, performing selective rubber cup prophylaxis, applying anticarogenic
agents and topical anesthetic.
*DENTAL MATERIALS: An introduction to the composition physical properties
and manipulation of materials used in dentistry. These include cements,
amalgam, composites, glass ionomers, temporary restorations, dental waxes,
gypsum products and alginate.
*DENTAL MATERIALS II: This course continues the study of dental materials to
include final impression materials, study models, mouth guards, bleaching
trays, polishing acrylic resin appliances, and dental sealants.
*CHAIR SIDE ASSISTING: A detailed and practical application of dental
equipment, rotary and dental hand instruments, and arrangement of the
patient and dental team during all phrases of dentistry. This course will also
review instrument transfer, oral evacuation, rubber dam placement and