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    Career & Technical Education

    Dental Assisting

    Program Description

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    The Honors Dental Assisting Program combines classroom instruction with clinical and laboratory experiences to provide students with skills in the field of dental assisting. Students study dental anatomy, identification and use of instruments, laboratory skills, and office procedures. Other subjects include infection control, radiology, and expanded functions. Students can take the certification tests offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) in these respective areas.


    Completer Courses

    • Honors Dental Assisting 1
    • Honors Dental Assisting 2

    Schools Offering Completer

    • CAT South

    Potential Certifications

    Dental Assisting National Board Radiology

    • Health and Safety Certification
    • Expanded Function Certification

    American Heart Association

    • CPR Certification

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Dental Assistant ($31,750 - $59,350)
    • Dental Laboratory Technician ($36,050 - $93,080)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Dental Hygienist ($61,360 - $100,790)
    • Dentist ($78,040 - $179,360)
    • Orthodontist ($91,340 - $174,360)

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