Dental Technology

CIP: 51.0601

CIP: 51.0601

Students who enroll in the Dental Technology Program learn a variety of skills that will enable them to become a dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, and/or pursue a career as a dental hygienist, EFDA, or dentist. The dental assisting program focuses on patient-centered care in support of improving oral health as a key to personal health and well-being. The major areas of study in the course include: dental radiology, oral pathology, chair-side dental assisting, anatomy and physiology, dental materials, sterilization, and dental office business procedures. The dental assistant works directly with the dentist, performing a variety of tasks from helping the dentist examine and treat patients to completing laboratory and office work.