Dental Assisting: Video Overview
Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)
Location: NEWTech - Rm. S201
Duration: 1080 Hours: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional second year 540-hour course available
Program Description: This course provides preparation and internship for students who aspire to be dental assistants, dental hygienists, dentists, and orthodontists. Students will acquire chair-side assisting skills, laboratory, and x-ray capabilities. Qualified students may earn state certification in radiation safety and infection control.
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Science (.5/semester)
Year One Course - Junior or Senior standing
Year Two Course - B or better in Year One course and instructor's approval
Certifications: Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens (7-hours HIV/AIDS), HIV Certificate, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).
*Washington State Department of Health requires a valid Social Security number to obtain licensure in the state, & Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) training.
Careers in this field:
- Dental Hygienist
- Chairside Dental Assistant
- Dental Office Assistant
- Dental Receptionist
- Dental Lab Assistant