This 34-week program (980 clock hours) prepares students with the necessary manipulative skills, technical knowledge and experience for entry-level employment as a Registered Dental Assistant.
Through a combination of lecture, laboratory and clinical experience, students will receive skills training in the following: infection control, Dental Practice Act, dental anatomy, dental terminology, dental radiation safety, coronal polish, pit and fissure sealants, dental instrumentation, equipment, and CPR/BLS.
"Community classroom" is a component of this program that provides students with unpaid on-the-job training experiences at sites in the field. Correlating classroom instruction with regularly scheduled, supervised and planned work-based learning, this type of experience supports students in preparing for a successful transition into the workplace. For the RDA Program, the Community Classroom consists of instruction in a dental office working side by side with the dentist and dental team members.
Students successfully completing this program will receive the following certificates:
This course is approved for federal financial aid. Please complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility. ROP's school code is 042205.
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