Dental Assisting students learn to become a vital member of the dental health team. Responsibilities include preventive dentistry, dental materials, terminology, lab skills, x-rays, medical emergencies, chair side techniques and so much more.
First-year students will learn the basics needed to become a dental assistant. Second-year students will expand their knowledge by observing and working with dentists two days a week on field training in the spring. A third-year student may take part in early job placement in the dental field.
All students will have the opportunity to become certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. Also, they can become credentialed with a ten hour OSHA in healthcare, and have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Ohio Dental Assistant credential -- all to be beneficial for graduation points.
Upon completion of the program, students can find employment as an assistant in a dental office, work in a dental lab, dental sales company representative, insurance company or military. Students may also further their education in expanded functions, dental hygiene or dentistry.
The Dental Assisting program is available to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
- Sterilizing techniques
- Dental x-ray processing
- First aid and CPR
- Nutrition and preventive dentistry
- Appointments, scheduling, billing and filing