This course is supports
New York State CDOS Credential Requirements
Students will learn the skills needed to assist in all phases of dentistry, from taking X-rays to four-handed chairside assisting, and will have the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation and assist in actual dental procedures. Through hands-on experience, students will develop skills as receptionists, office managers, chairside assistants and the use of personal computers for patient records, billing and correspondence. Students will have the opportunity to work with new technology in digital radiography.
Community Service Hours:
- Lunch and Learn at a Dental Lab
- Greater New York Dental Meeting
- Farmingdale College (Hygiene Program)
- “Give Kids a Smile” Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Students Will Learn
Potential Dental Assistants will learn the essential clinical skils that include:
*Upon completion of the required training and exams, students will be certified in CPR, Heart Saver/First Aid through the American Heart Assosiation.
- Assisting in dental procedures
- Handling dental/medical emergencies
- CPR certification
- Instructing patients how to properly brush and floss
- Preparing restorative and impression materials
- Infection control
- Sterilizing techniques
- Taking, processing and mounting X-rays
- Digital radiography
- Following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and universal precautions
- Maintaining computerized dental records (DENTRIX)
- Fabricating bleaching trays
Career OpportunitiesStudents who take the complete 2-year, 900-hour course will be eligible to apply those hours towards the New York State Dental Assisting Certification requirements. Many graduates attend college to pursue further education in dental hygiene, dentistry or other health-related professions, and often use their skills to help pay expenses. Typical job titles in the field of dentistry include Dental Assistant (in private practice, hospitals or dental clinics), Office Manager, Receptionist/Bookkeeper and Dental Product Representative.Work Experience Opportunities
Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
- Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)
- Newman Orthodontic
Course available: Grades 11–12
Course length: 2 years
Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
Admissions criteria: Satisfactory completion of Living Environment course, a competitive passing score on the Living Environment Regents, and strong reading skills.
Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits.0.5 credit Career and Financial ManagementNote: This course requires students to wear uniforms and to complete physical exams before participating in clinical rotations.This course supports
New York State CDOS Credential Requirements.
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