Curriculum for: 31-508-1
 Advanced Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant Program prepares graduates to work with
dentists as they examine and treat patients.
Dental Assistants with documented skills also may carry out
a variety of laboratory, clinical and office duties. Some
dental assistants manage the office and are responsible for
patient scheduling and bookkeeping functions. Graduates
receive a technical diploma and are eligible to write the
certification examination of the Dental Assisting National
Board. Most dental assistants work in general or specialized
dental offices, either for individual dentists or for groups
of dentists. Some dental assistants may choose to work for
insurance companies, dental laboratories, or dental supply
companies. The dental assistant also may find employment
with federal agencies such as the Veteran's Administration,
United States Public Health Services, the Armed Forces, or a
state, county or city health facility.
Prior to enrolling in Dental Assistant program (508)
courses, students must complete an online criminal
background check. There is an additional fee associated
with the background check process.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):32

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 508-101Dental Health Safety1
 508-103Dental Radiography2
 508-113Dental Materials2
 508-302Dental Chairside5
 508-304Dental & General Anatomy2
 508-306Dental Assistant Clinical3
 508-307Dental Assistant Professional1

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 508-120Dental Office Management2
 508-308Dental Chairside Advanced5
 508-309Dental Laboratory Procedures4
 508-310Dental Radiography - Advanced1
 508-311Dental Assistant Clinical-Adv2



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