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Montclair State University Continuing and Professional Education Catalog > Allied Health

Dental Assisting Program  

The Dental Assisting Program prepares learners for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting. This certificate 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. Learners will engage in the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. The program includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements. Clinical Externship: As part of this Dental Assisting program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40 hour clinical externship.


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