Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech
Dental Assisting at YV-Tech

Course Description

Students will learn oral anatomy, infection control, oral pathology, preventive dentistry and radiography (X-ray). Other course objectives include chair-side procedures, impressions and study models, safety standards and regulations, observation and internships. Students also need to get immunization against Hepatitis B, measles-mumps and rubella, Tetanus, and a Tuberculosis skin test. COLLEGE STUDENTS:  register/pay tuition at yvcc.edu

Sessions Offered: 8:00-10:30AM / 12:00-2:30PM / 3:00-6:10PM (Mon-Thurs) - College Class

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: 1 credit lab science / .5 credit health

College Credits: 24 credits

Certifications/Licensures:

 

Employment Outlook

Students who complete the program will have job opportunities as Chair-side Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Assistants, Radiographic Assistants, and Infection Control Technicians.

Career Opportunities:

 

Course Outline

  • Dental Assisting Orientation
  • Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection and Hazard Control
  • Introduction to Chairside Procedures
  • Dental Charting/Exam Procedures
  • Coronal Polish and Fluoride Treatment
  • Dental Radiography
  • Impressions and Study Models
  • Assisting with Local Anesthesia
  • Rubber Dams
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Cements and Bases
  • Chair-side Assisting
  • Temporary Crown Fabrication
  • Dental Office Observation (2 weeks)
  • Internship (10 weeks)
  • Resume and Job Search

* RHS and ICE are registered trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). The YV-Tech course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.

 

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