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Become a Dental Assistant
Dental assistant tasks in a dental office range from patient care to record keeping. Responsibilities include ensuring patient comfort, preparing patients for treatment, cleaning and organizing dental instruments, assisting dentists during procedures, processing x-rays, conducting lab work and performing administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, assisting with billing, managing patient files and processing paperwork. Dental assistant responsibilities often vary by state and dental practice.
• The FCC Dental Assistant Training Program prepares individuals to become productive members of dental teams as professional dental assistants.
• Instruction and training follows Dental Assisting National Board guidelines to prepare students for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam & certification.
• Placement into EN75 (or EN52) or ESL72. A placement test may be taken at the FCC Testing Center.
• Successful completion of CAH 145 Foundations for Healthcare Careers.
• High School Diploma (or equivalent) - required for both National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) and Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) exams. RHS Certification is necessary to perform dental x-ray services in the state of Maryland.
• Students must be 16 years of age or older.
In-person registration is required in our Registration Office.
• CAH 145 Foundations for Healthcare Careers (36 hours)
• CAH 439 Fundamentals of Dental Assisting (73 hours)
• CAH 496 Oral Radiography with Clinical (39 hours)
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