Name: Dr. Melanie Lawson
Role: Executive Director
Phone: 713-313-7762
Email: lawson_mw@tsu.edu

Name: William J. Hamilton
Role: Programs Coordinator
Phone: 713-313-7489
Email: hamiltonwj@tsu.edu

Dental Assistant Certification

Dental Assisting Program - Texas

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting.

Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting.  The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community.  Program includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

Additionally, this 100 contact hour course includes a  CPR certification course and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the State of Texas “TSBDE” Dental Assisting exam offered throughout the State of Texas.  
 
Course Contact hours: 100 hrs.
Fee: $1,799 (Textbooks included)
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays
Schedule: September 9, 2014
Times: 6:00pm-9:30pm; 9:00am-4:00pm

Spring 2014 Schedule 

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 TBA - State Review

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 TBA - CPR

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 TBA - State Review

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 TBA - State Review

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 TBA - Final Exam

 

Please read the following refund policy as to regards for a refund for a course.

Refund Policy

 Texas Southern University reserves the right to change or cancel courses at anytime if the predetermined minimum enrollment is not attained.  Notification of changes and cancellations will be made by email or telephone. In the event that a course for which you have registered is cancelled, you may transfer to another course or receive a full refund.  Furthermore, a Full Refund can only be awarded if a student withdraws five business days prior to the first class meeting date or, as previously stated,  if the class is cancelled.  There are no partial refunds.  Please allow up to 10-14 business days for the refund to process. 

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