The Dental Assisting program prepares individuals to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team. The practitioner will learn to perform chair-side assisting, related office duties and selected dental office laboratory procedures and dental radiography.
DENTAL ASSISTING - PROGRAM INFORMATION
INSTRUCTOR: MRS. TANIS HERWIG
Areas of Study
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Office Procedures
- Radiology Skills
- Operative / Chair-Side Dentistry
- Dental Materials
- Dental Laboratory Procedures
- Oral Surgery
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Radiologic Technologists
- Surgical Technologists
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COLLEGE AND CAREER OUTLOOK
Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.
See how PA Bureau of Career and Technical Education SOAR Programs of Study taken at the High School level may transfer into participating postsecondary institutions and technical centers.
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.
Dental Assisting students earn the following certifications:
- Pennsylvania Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
- Dental Assisting National Board Radiation and Health Safety
- American Heart Association – Heartsaver® CPR/AED/First Aid/BLS for Health Care Providers
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION INDUSTRY PARTNERS
SCTC's Cooperative Education Program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities through on-site work for local companies.
What is The Co-op Program?
- Bridges the classroom-to-employment gap
- Provides real-world experience
- Builds your resume
- Refines program skills
- Presents networking opportunities
Thank you to all of our Dental Assisting industry partners!