Dental Careers I

Dental Careers I prepares the student for an entry level dental assisting position. Emphasis is placed on the clinical environment, chair-side assisting, equipment/instrument identification, tray set-ups, sterilization, and characteristics of microorganisms and disease control.

In addition, oral, head and neck anatomy, basic embryology, histology, tooth morphology, charting dental surfaces, and illness are all introduced. Simulated in-school laboratories and/or extended laboratory experiences are also included to provide opportunities for students to further develop clinical skills and the 
appropriate ethical behavior.

Leadership skills are developed and community service provided through HOSA. Students have the opportunity to compete in a number of competitive events at both the state and national level. 

DOE Code: 5203
Recommended Grade Level: Grade 11
Recommended Prerequisites: Health Science Education I
Credits: 2 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Additional Cost: approximately $60 

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