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Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant diploma program is a nine month program that combines lecture and hands-on instruction for students wanting a rewarding career inthe dental field. This program begins every August and runs two evenings a week for 3 hours per session. A total of 60 class sessions (180 instructional hours) make up the program and students must meet all competencies for completion.

Students who complete the program receive a diploma in Dental Assistant and will be prepared to take the Dental Assistant National Board - Radiology Exam.

Topics include:

  • Orientation to Dentistry
  • Personal Health/Grooming/Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Dental Terminology
  • Infection Control
  • Radiological Procedures
  • Maintaining Office Equipment
  • Chairside Procedures

Mission

Massanutten Technical Center will provide high school and adult students with the skills, knowledge, and industry-based experiences necessary to attain success in career and community.

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