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NSCC Corporate & Professional Education

Dental Assistant

in Health Care

Dental Assisting - HEA106



Calendar Next available session starts Feb 14, 2023 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Apr 3, 2023

Dental Assisting Entry-level positions in Dental Assisting is one of the fastest growing healthcare fields, with a growing workforce of over 300,000 strong. This program prepares you for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant, familiarizing you with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting to function in a dental practice. Learn the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. After course completion, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field: National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Dental Assistant Clinical Certification (DACC). Includes CPR and lab*. After successful completion of this program you are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship* opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the clinical/fieldwork facility. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccine is required and a booster maybe required. Cost includes required textbook. Exam not included in the cost of the program. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam for advising purposes. For testing information or to schedule exam please visit: *Lab and externship portion of the program is subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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