Dental Assisting Curriculum

WEEK 1 LECTURE

  • The role of the dental assistant, dental anatomy, terminology, and charting.

WEEK 2 LECTURE

  • Office management, communications skills, scheduling, law and ethics.

WEEK 3 LAB

  • Nitrous Oxide, OSHA, Infection Control, and CPR.

WEEK 4 LECTURE/LAB

  • Isolation techniques, 4-handed dentistry, dental materials, and provisional crowns.

WEEK 5 LECTURE/LAB

  • Radiology, safety and procedures.

WEEK 6 LECTURE/LAB

  • Impression materials, pouring, taking, and trimming models.

WEEK 7 LECTURE/LAB

  • The multi facets of dentistry, and working with dental specialists.

WEEK 8 LECTURE/LAB

  • Coronal polishing, employment skills, resumes and interviewing.