Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant


Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant

The Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant program provides students with the skills necessary for entry level employment in a variety of dental settings. Students will learn terminology and science behind dentistry, obtaining and recording medical and dental histories, as well as gathering vital signs of patients, instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control, and provide pre- and post-operative instructions as prescribed by a dentist. Student will also learn to set up instrument trays; sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment; expose diagnostic dental radiographs; make dental impressions and study casts; clean and polish the coronal portion of the teeth; and apply topical fluorides to strengthen teeth. Administrative instruction includes scheduling appointments, receiving payments, completing insurance forms and maintaining patient records.

This program is designed for high school students interested in dental assisting. Upon completion of this program and high school graduation, interested students may apply to the Dental Assisting 1200 hour program which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Program Length
330 hours (4 months)
Location
Main Campus
Enrollment
Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
07:00 AM - 08:50 AM
NOTE: High school student STEM Course. Students will attend early morning, and be back to their high school by 2nd period.

Additional Program Information
This program is for High School students only. Standard High School fees apply.
High School Admission Fee
$40.00
Books and Supplies
Details
Certificate Processing Fee
$10.00
Pell Grants
Not Eligible
Scholarships
Not Eligible
Veterans
Not Eligible
Davis Tech Credentials
DATC Certification of Program Completion
CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Dental Assistant: Dental Science I
Dental Assistant: Dental Science II
High School
N/A
College/University
N/A
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start Class