Dental Assistant

Full-Day Senior Only & Adult Program – 1080 hrs
Campus: Willow Street | CIP Code: 51.0601
Instructor: Kay Hudak
Instructor: Dr. Marie Kelly

Career Focus Statement

Prepare for a professional career as a dental assistant or for further education as an expanded- function dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab technician, or dentist.

Program Goals

All Health Care students will:

  • Earn National Skills Certificates, i.e. National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and PA Skills Certificates.
  • Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
  • Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.

Program Description

  • Experience the satisfaction of providing high quality patient care in a team-oriented, modern dental office environment.
  • Perform a wide variety of dental office duties with other dental professionals that include taking x-rays, mixing materials, passing instruments, sterilization and receptionist duties.
  • Work alongside other dental professionals to ensure patients receive the highest quality dental care.

Employment Opportunities

  • Dental assisting
  • Dental claims evaluator for dental insurance companies
  • Dental Front Office Receptionist
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Office Manager