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Dental Assisting

Hours

1230 Hours / 46 Weeks / 11.5 Months

Cost

Tuition is approximately $5,067.60 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Reading: 10
Math: 10
Language: 10

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Deliver high quality patient care through advanced clinical experiences in general dental and specialty offices

Perform dental operations including x-rays, chair side assistance, instrument transfer, and teeth impressions

Coach children and adults on the importance of oral health

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$36,110 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Oxford Dental Associates
  • Seaside Children’s Dentistry
  • Marshall S. Bailey, DMD, LLC
  • Heartland Dental
  • Dental Specialist of North Florida
  • St. Johns River Dental
  • St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry
  • Quality Dental Care
  • Head Start, St. Johns County

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • Assisting with local anesthesia
  • Chair side dental assisting
  • Dental radiography
  • eDental charting
  • Hands-on experience in local dental offices
  • Unpaid Externship
  • Manipulation of dental materials
  • Medical & dental emergencies
  • Preventative hygiene & education
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Taking & charting vital signs

APPLICATION & LINKS

Dental Assisting
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A DEA0725 Introduction to Dental Assisting 90
B DEA0726 Dental Infection Control Assistant 210
C DEA0727 Dental Assisting 1 of 2 465
C DEA0728 Dental Assisting 2 of 2 465

Industry Certifications

  • Qualify to sit for NELDA (National Entry Level Dental Assisting)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • County Health Department
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dentist Office
  • Dentist Office Manager
  • Specialty Practice

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

100%
Completion Rate*
85%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Deonna Mullins
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470

Name: Debbie Warren
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3471

 

 

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