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Dental Assisting—Technical Certificate

Dentists rely on dental assistants for most dental procedures. Dental assistants prepare instruments for procedures, make casts of clients' mouths, take X-rays and ready materials for dental restorations and other treatments. Keeping patients calm during routine or difficult procedures is an essential aspect of this profession.

Dentists need assistants who are reliable and demonstrate manual dexterity. Dental assistants must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to comfort patients.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as dental assistants and dental auxiliaries. The program meets all competencies required by the Florida Department of Education for dental assistants. Graduates of this program are eligible for employment as dental assistants with expanded functions and radiography skills. 

Length

This is a three semester program. 

Location

This program is offered on the West Campus in New Port Richey.