Instructor: Mrs. Wendy Bailey ([email protected])
Dental Careers I (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
- Principles of Dental Careers- Principles of Dental Careers will provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to
pursue a career in the Dental Field. A focus will be placed on the role of the modern dental
assistant and will cover key pre-clinical prcedures and beginning dental terminology.
- Dental Career Fundamentals- Dental Careers Fundamentals will build upon the knowledge and skills in the principles course. Students will understand and practice beginning chairside functions of the Dental Assistant along with a focus on the Anatomy and Physiology of the head, neck and oral cavity. Students will also study tooth anatomy, physiology and morphology. This part of the program will prepare students for the Anatomy, Morphology, and Physiology exam of the NELDA certification.
- Advanced Dental Careers- Advanced Dental Careers Fundamentals will build upon the knowledge and skills developed in the first two courses. Students will study more advanced chairside assisting functions along with advanced infection control techniques. Additionally students will explore preventive dentistry practices and dental emergencies. This course will prepare students for the ICE exam of the NELDA certification.
Dental Careers II (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
- Dental Careers Capstone- Dental Careers capstone will provide the opportunity for increased skill development in clinical support through work-based learning experiences. Students will also prepare for the Radiation, Health and Safety which is third and final part of the NELDA certification. The capstone course may also provide the opportunity to review and prepare for the entire NELDA certification.
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