Dental Assisting

*Students are required to wear uniforms.
Student must purchase leather, all white sneakers that cover the entire foot.*

Course Instructor: Jessica Holmes
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
  • One of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation through the year 2020.
  • Receive hands-on training to help you develop the skills to succeed on the job as a dental assistant
  • Perform duties such as instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception duties
  • Required to wear uniforms and white leather tennis shoes
  • Required to provide a TB and Hepatitis B health certificate

Academic Standards for Success

  • Read and comprehend science and technical texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 11-CCR independently and proficiently.
  • Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

Read the Eligibility statement here.

NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.