Dental assistants greatly enhance the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of oral health care. The program offers a balance of academic, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare the student to work in this rapidly changing field. Dental Assistants provide instrument transfer during dental treatment, take radiographs (x-rays), prepare dental materials, casts, and impression trays. They educate patients in dental health care, maintain patient records, and sterilize dental instruments. Class includes 90 hours of theory and lab. Prerequisites are listed under the Prerequisites tab. If you need additional assistance, please contact our office at (580) 310-2248.
Full payment is expected prior to the start of class. A detailed student prerequisite packet will be emailed upon registration. Requirements for Dental Assisting: • Online Registration • Valid Driver’s License or Government issued photo ID• Social Security Card (Original card required)• High School Diploma, GED, or college transcript • Criminal History Report issued by the O.S.B.I. within the last 6 months • Negative TB Test result within 6 months of date of class (or a chest x-ray if unable to take the TB test or your test result is positive)• Record of MMR 1 and MMR 2 • Record of Hepatitis B Series or completed declination form • Record of Varicella or documentation form completed • American Heart Association issued Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card • 10 Panel Drug Screen • current Influenza Vaccine. Please bring completed packets to the BIS Department using Entrance C (by the pedestrian crosswalk.)