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 HEA106 - Dental Assisting Program
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Entry-level positions in dental assisting is one of the fastest growing health care fields. Learn all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting including the professional skills required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. Administrative aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, policies and guidelines. Clinical topics include: introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas. Also included is CPR and an optional clinical rotation. Designed to prepare students to sit for the DANB National Entry Level Dental Assistant Exam (NELDA). NELDA includes Radiology Health and Safety Exam (RHS), Infection Control Exam (ICE), and Anatomy, Morphology, and Physiology Exam (AMP). The state of Massachusetts requires that any dental office employee who will be performing radiological procedures (X-Rays) must take and pass the DANB RHS exam. The cost of this exam is not included as part of the cost of this program. The DANB exam is administered at PearsonVue Testing Centers. Cost includes required textbook.Prerequisites: (1) It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam at the Center for Alternative Studies and Testing prior to registration, for advising purposes. (2) A CORI check is required, come to the Danvers Campus, Math & Science Building 106C to complete at least two weeks before class starts. (3) Proof of immunizations and a negative TB test is required.
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06:00 PM
09:00 PM
 Monday Wednesday
$1,699 May 30, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
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