Continuing Education

Dental Assisting Program

Dental Assisting Program

CERT-DENTA-02 (evening)
(9 weeks)
6 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Investment: $1,999
(Textbooks included)
Location: 10 Buck Street Millville;
Room B3

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare 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; policies and guidelines. 
Clinical Aspect include: an 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.

And externship in a dental office provides the hands-on practice and experience needed for permanent employment readiness.

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