Dental Assisting I & II

Instructor: Kristine Johnson

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Are you interested in a career in the dental field?  If yes, this is just the program for you. The curriculum has been designed to prepare students for entry into the field of dental assisting. Dental assistants perform a wide variety of duties such as patient care, office and laboratory work. Students receive instruction in many areas including:
  • Taking and recording medical histories and vital signs
  • Preparing patients for dental procedures
  • Sterilizing instruments and setting up instrument trays
  • Performing chairside, office, and laboratory duties
  • Instructing patients in oral hygiene plaque contral programs, and post operative directions.

Second year students spend seven months interning at a local dental office, four days a week.

Length/Credits: 1 - 2 year program, 6 high school credits per year
Open to: Grades 11 and 12