DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM

 
General Information
Description of ProgramOffers an 80 hour Dental Assisting Program which prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course which includes lectures and labs covers key areas and topics. Administrative Aspects include introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. An optional 40 hour clinical externship rotation is available for no additional fee. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 80 hour program, provide a resume, and may be required to complete a drug screening, background check and/or medical exam and proof of immunization. Background check and drug screening are additional cost. Students are also required to purchase scrubs. Students who complete this program may pursue the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification. Students must have a HS diploma or equivalent, a current government-issued photo ID to take the exam, and the application requires disclosure of a Social Security number. This course prepares students to take two components of the DANB exam, Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE). Students must then gain 3,500 hours of relevant work experience over a two to four year period and complete another accredited course (24 credit hours) through a NY State Education Office of Professions approved program to complete the General Chairside (GC) component of the exam and apply for certification in New York State. See www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentasst.htm for further information. The cost of the DANB exam is not included. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographic AreaTown of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York; Garden City, New York
 
Client Information
EligibilityPrograms are offered to adults on a space available basis with tuition.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1Office Of Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning
Physical Site Address 2One Education Drive
Physical Site City, State, ZipGarden City, NY 11530
Mailing Address 1One Education Drive
Mailing City, State, ZipGarden City, NY 11530
Main Phone(516)572-7472
Fax(516)828-3507
Web Addresshttps://www.ncc.edu/continuingeducation/
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateMay19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING
This Program: DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
Affiliated Services: DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM