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Dental Assisting

Grade 12 - 3 hours
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech (6 hrs)

The Dental Careers Program, open to seniors only, is an exciting yet rigorous course in a professional, career-oriented atmosphere. Students are instructed in dental anatomy, terminology, instruments, and materials with a "hand on" approach to dental procedures in the simulated dental office classroom. Work experience becomes a part of the program second semester with a five-month internship. A strong science and math background is a plus. Students will be evaluated on attendance, grades and discipline before moving on to semester two when students serve their clinical experience. There can be no infractions on the criminal history check in order to advance to semester two. Immunizations required.

Students are required to purchase dental scrubs and are responsible for their own transportation to and from practicum site.