Polk Education Pathways

Dental Assisting

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 $18.74 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County which is the potential for an experienced dental assistant. The entry level salary has an average wage of $14.90 an hour.

Dental Assisting:

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

Class Times

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Clinical-Hours Vary

Email: kathy.suarez@polk-fl.net

Admission Information