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Dental Assisting Program
The 60 hour 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 include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; 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.
Cost: $1,199 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.
This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the DANB Radiology Health nd Safety Examination (RHS). The cost of this exam is $175 and is not included as part of the cost of this program. The DNAB exam is administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers.
- Classes will be held at the Fort Drum Education Center Annex, 10450 5th Armored Division Drive.
- Maximum participation is 20
- No refund for costs associated with training
For more information
Call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2233 or email Andrea Pedrick, Coordinator of Community Services firstname.lastname@example.org