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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

DENTAL ASSISTING


Students will be prepared to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and perform office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists.

UNITS OF STUDY

  • Orientation and Safety 
  • Infection Control and Hazardous Waste
  • Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
  • Preventive Dentistry/Nutrition
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Examination
  • Clinical Dentistry
  • Moisture Control
  • Instruments and Equipment
  • Dental Office Management
  • Impression Materials and Procedures
  • Restorative Materials/Dental Dam and Matrix Bands
  • Preparation for Patient Care
  • Dental Radiography
  • NYSED: CDOS Units 
  • Career and Financial Management

CAREER AND COLLEGE PATHWAYS

Employment Opportunities
  • Entry level Dental Assistant positions
  • NYS Career Zone: Dental Assisting 
Further Educational Opportunities
  • Monroe Community College: Dental Assisting
  • Monroe Community College: Dental Hygiene
  • Erie Community College: Dental Assisting
  • Erie Community College: Dental Hygiene

INSTRUCTOR

Jennifer Probst