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.
|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
After successfully passing all three Dental Assisting National Board Exams and successfully completing this program, students receive a program Certificate of Completion that includes certification in Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions. Graduates passing all three board exams will have earned the right to use the title Certified Dental Assistant. Graduates are eligible to apply to for the AAS in Dental Assisting at selected colleges.
Notice of Request for Third Party Comments
Traviss Technical College Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
In accordance with CODA requirements, the college requests comments from interested third party individuals. Comments must be in writing and sent to: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Comments must pertain only to the standards relative to the Dental Assisting program or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the commission at: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611,
or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.
Deadline for receipt of third-party comments in the commission office is 60 days prior to the site visit. Comments will be screened by commission staff for relevancy and only signed comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed by the commission prior to them being forwarded to the college at least 50 days prior to the site visit.