- Dental Science
Learn supporting oral structures, embryology of the teeth, and tooth nomenclature and dental caries. Topics include basic dental terminology, pathology, hygiene, dental materials, dental care, postoperative treatment and more.
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Understand multiple body systems and their function. Gain knowledge of how each body system affects the oral cavity. Learn body planes and appropriate terminology of body directions. Learn morphology including tooth identification and positioning.
- Infection Control
Use proper sterilization techniques, universal precautions and correct waste management to ensure safety. Chemical inventory control and storage is discussed. Learn OSHA and blood borne pathogen standards and how they affect the dental practice.
- Basic Life Support - Healthcare Provider CPR
Teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn how to perform basic life support (adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Dental Radiography
Understand safety measurements while exposing dental radiographs. Acquire knowledge of equipment use and maintenance. Use hands on tools to expose a full mouth series. Student receives a dental radiographer’s certification upon successful completion of written exam and skill demonstrations.
Understand basic setups, procedural steps, and anticipation of next instrument, instrument sterilization, packaging and tray setups. Students gain hands-on experience transferring instruments. Understand moisture control, proper placement, cotton rolls placement, gauze use and air/water syringe use. Identify instruments used during specialty procedures and identify rotary instruments.
- Dental Assisting Lab
Students engage in hands-on interactive dental assisting procedures. Students must successfully perform skills to pass competency ratings. Students are also graded weekly on their
demonstration of professionalism.
- Heartsaver© First Aid
Learn how to recognize and manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of their occurrence. Students receive a Pass or Fail grade.