Dental Technology

CIP: 51.0601

Students who enroll in the Dental Technology Program learn a variety of skills that will enable them to become a dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, and/or pursue a career as a dental hygienist, EFDA, or dentist. The dental assisting program focuses on patient-centered care in support of improving oral health as a key to personal health and well-being. The major areas of study in the course include: dental radiology, oral pathology, chair-side dental assisting, anatomy and physiology, dental materials, sterilization, and dental office business procedures. The dental assistant works directly with the dentist, performing a variety of tasks from helping the dentist examine and treat patients to completing laboratory and office work.

 

 

Dental Technology

Instructor: Susan Wienand
Location: Aston Campus

Successful Students Need:

Computer Applications Geometry, Algebra l & ll College Prep English Chemistry, Biology Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Writing, Reading and Comprehension Skills

Career Opportunities:

  • Dental Assistant

    Dental Hygienist

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Dental Laboratory Technician

with professional degrees: masters, doctorate

  • Dentist

    Orthodontist

    Oral Surgeon

Certifications:

  • Certification Opportunitites o OSHA – Bloodborne Pathogens o CPR/AED o Prepare to obtain State radiology certification o Prepare to obtain Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification* *This program is not accredited by CODA. Graduates will need to work 3500 hours before eligible to sit for exam

Advanced Credits:

Advanced Credits