Dental assistants prepare patients for the dental exam and assist dentist with procedures to include extractions, fillings and root canals. Instruction for the program includes: dental terminology, anatomy, X-ray techniques, taking impressions and aseptic techniques. A strong emphasis is placed on chair side patient care including hands-on instruction in instrument technique, dental charting, and overall office procedures. This class is limited to 16 students.
Class will consist of 102 classroom hours and 136 clinical hours. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry requires that dental assistants, including dental assisting students/interns, have a current Oklahoma Dental Assistant Permit. The permit cost is $50.00 (this cost is included in tuition) and includes a background check. A student must have a valid Oklahoma Dental Assistant Permit to attend any clinical /dental office activity.