|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|8328-8329||Dental Assistant I & II||Mrs. Patricia Tisdelle, MSN, RN||Dental Assistant/Pharmacy Technician Lab||PM Only|
Units of study include medical emergencies, coronal polishing, oral pathology, dental roentgenology, nutrition, schedule IV drugs and pharmacology, and advanced laboratory techniques. While attending classes for part of the week, students also have an opportunity to participate in internships in local private dental offices and public health dental facilities, where they participate in all phases of dental care delivery. At the end of the program, students are eligible to take the State Dental Board examination, which offers certification in Radiation Hygiene and Safety and in Infection Control, qualifying those who pass to work as a dental assistant, dental receptionist, patient educator, appointment controller, and dental office manager. After two years in the field, graduates of the program are eligible to take the national examination to become a certified Dental Assistant. Many graduates choose to continue their dental assisting education at community colleges and universities.