Students will learn how to aid the dentist and dental hygienists in patient care. This program provides the
techniques needed for every aspect of assisting in a dental office to include taking x-rays and scheduling
appointments. Instruction provided will articulate toward training required to obtain a Certified Dental Assisting
(CDA) certification. Students also receive the same general instruction as Other Health Academy Programs
including: Office Procedures, Health Care Communications, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, Infection
Control, Health Care Law, Human Wellness and Disease, First Aide, CPR and Safety & Emergency.

Educational Outlook:

• Introduction to dental assisting
• Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology
• Dental laboratory procedures
• Radiology
• Periodontics and Prosthodontics

Career Opportunities:

• Dental Assistant
• Administrative Medical/Dental Assistant
• Patient Support Associate
• Dental Hygienist
• Medical Occupations

Industry Certifications Available

• PA State Radiology Health and Safety
• First Aide