This program prepares students to assist the dentist in all facets of the office. Local on-site dental clinic with an oral surgeon and a general dentist and dental offices provide chair-side experience. Activities include taking dental images, assisting at chair-side, and knowing sterilization procedures, business office procedures and inventory control. Students also learn to make temporary crowns and bridges and all expanded functions, as well as polishing teeth and oral healthcare education to include proper brushing and flossing techniques.
This occupation has an average wage of $18.13 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.
|Course #||OCP||Course Title||Hours|
|DEA 0725||A||Introduction to Dental Assisting||90|
|DEA 0726||B||Dental Infection Control Assistant||210|
|DEA 0727||C||Dental Assistant 1||465|
|DEA 0728||C||Dental Assistant 2||465|
Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Intake begins in January, Class starts in August
After successfully completing this program, students receive a program Certificate of Completion that includes certification in Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions. Students then take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. Graduates passing this exam will have earned the right to use the title Certified Dental Assistant. Graduates are eligible to apply into the AAS in Dental Assisting at selected colleges.