This 10 month program is designed to provide the basic vocabulary and procedures necessary to function as a dental assistant to the dentist. Prior to going on OJT (on-job-training) students experience in-house clinical rotation in the Carver Dental Clinic located on campus. Students learn American Heart Association, CPR and will take required courses from the West Virginia Dental Board of Examiners to become an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. Students must have the complete series of HBV vaccination prior to on the job training.
Students study chairside dental assisting (four-handed dentistry, dental materials, dental terminology, dental charting, dental instruments); dental anatomy; laboratory procedures (take and pour impressions); digital radiology, office procedures (administrative dental software), and an in-house clinical rotation in the Carver Dental Clinic.
1. Professional work ethics
2. Excellent attendance
3. Class and Carver clinic participation
4. Required OJT hours
5. Respectful to authority, staff, peers and self
Required On the Job Training to obtain a Certificate of Completion.
To receive a Certificate of Competition, student must complete the required classroom hours, Carver clinical hours and OJT hours. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from OJT.
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The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructors: Alisha Goff
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED (adults).
Second year students:
* Required self-transportation to OJT during the second semester.
* Proof of HVB vaccination
* Proof of medical insurance
Weekly Schedule: 8:05 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. or 11:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. (Secondary Students)