Name: Dr. Melanie Lawson
Role: Executive Director
Name: William J. Hamilton
Role: Programs Coordinator
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.