NEISD - Community Education

Workforce Certification Programs - Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing health care positions. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure, oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assist the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. The program includes a review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cement. Tuition includes all required course materials. This is a fully online course. Students will complete the self-paced course at their discretion and will meet with the instructor on Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 for review sessions, hot topics, and Q&As.