Dental Assisting

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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Exit Requirements:

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Read:10 Math:10 Lang:10

Enrollment Open To:

Adult and High School Students

Location:

St. Augustine Campus

Program Day/Evening:

Monday through Thursday 6-10pm and every other Saturday 7am-5:30pm; Daytime Externship in last course

What You'll Learn:

  • 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

Program Hours:

1230

part time enrollment = 13 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$6,493 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)

OCP:

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
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
       

Employment Opportunities:

  • County health department
  • Dental insurance
  • Dentist office
  • Dentist office manager
  • Specialty practice

Industry Certifications:

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

Starting Salaries:

$33,890
*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida

Downloads:

Program application: Dental Assisting Application

Program costs & book list: Dental Assisting Cost list

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