Dental Careers I (8328)
Students are introduced to the careers in dentistry, including dentist (general and specialists), hygienist, dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, and dental receptionist. Students practice and learn about many of the skills utilized in these professions while attaining all the skills necessary to become entry-level dental assistants. Study includes infection control and OSHA standards; anatomy and physiology; tooth morphology; oral histology; preventive dentistry; applied psychology; effective communication; office administration and management; use of dental software; operative dentistry techniques; and dental materials/laboratory skills. 3
Recommended prerequisite(s): Biology, Chemistry, Keyboarding 6150/6151, and Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302.
Duration: 36 weeks / 280 Hours
Suggested Grade Level: 11