• Dental Careers

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    New technology has made dental care high-tech and

    exciting. In this course, students will gain the knowledge and

    skills necessary to assist in a dental practice. Students will

    have the opportunity to practice these skills and gain the experience

    of working hands-on with various dental professionals in

    our on-site dental clinic. This experience enhances their abilities

    and gives the students the qualifications needed to seek

    immediate employment. It can also be a base for further education.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    Dental health employees must have good communication

    skills, along with an interest in helping others. In addition,

    assistants must display honesty, discretion and responsibility.  The ability to work independently or as a team member is also necessary to be successful.  Other helpful skills are; reading at grade level, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Infection Control Procedures

    ·         Dental Materials

    ·         Dental Radiology

    ·         Dental Laboratory Procedures

    ·         CPR

    ·         Dental Terminology

    ·         Office Procedures

    ·         Face and Skull Anatomy and Physiology
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Dental Assistant

    ·         Dental Receptionist

    ·         Dental Laboratory Assistant

    ·         Dental Sales

    ·         Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    ·         Dental Hygienist

    ·         Dental Laboratory Technician

    ·         Dentist
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Dental Offices

    ·         Dental Laboratories
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

         CPR Certification
       Infection Control Exam Certification
          Pennsylvania Radiation Certificate
     

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

          Work uniform and shoes - $60
    Textbook, workbook - $60-$80
    Industry certification testing fees - $175 DANB Radiology Exam
                                                                   $175 DANB Infection Control Exam
    Vaccinations - TBD

    UBCTS Career Pathways

          Dental Assistant
    Dental Laboratory Technician Assistant
    Circulating Assistant
    Pre-Dental Hygiene

    UBCTS Career Pathways Can Lead To:

          Dental Hygienist
    Dental Assistant Instructor
    Dentist
    Certified Laboratory Technician
    Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary