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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.

Program Overview
• 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.

Program Prerequisites
• 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.

Program Courses
• 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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In County Price: $760.00

In State Price: $765.00

Out of State Price $770.00

Fees: $450.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (2/26/2019-5/9/2019)

Instructor : Continuing Education Instructor 

Please read: Pre-requisites: Placement into EN75 (or ...More

Class ID: 16892

Location : Monroe Center Location : 
  Monroe Center.

Room :  MC124

Section Number: 1

Call 301-624-2888 to register

Oral Radiography »

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