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Dental Assisting

Our program is designed to prepare you to function effectively
as an integral member of a dental health care team.

The program is stimulating, fast-paced instruction that relies heavily on student participation. The course provides classroom instruction and basic clinical assisting skills. During your training, you will learn dental theory and terminology, the techniques of four-handed chairside procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs or X-rays – including introduction to digital and panoramic radiology.

Instruction covers infection control standards, obtaining impressions of the oral cavity for the fabrication of study models and custom trays used for vital bleaching procedures, preparing dental material and fabrication of provisional coverage.

Students spend time assisting and observing in a practicing dental office.

The dental assisting program prepares students for the Texas certification in radiology, infection control and jurisprudence.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

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Richland College

Continuing Education and Workforce Training

Edmund Tamakloe
Allied Health


Looking to earn more? A career as a dental assistant can start you on the path to a great career in dental hygiene.