A Certificate Program at Umpqua Community College
This one year certificate program is to prepare graduates for employment in the dental setting with emphasis on current concepts of clinical chairside assisting. A dental assistant may serve as a clinical chairside assistant, receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager or laboratory technician. This program has limited enrollment and an admission process. A Physical, Drug Screening and a Background History Check, a Health Occupations CPR Card is required for admission to the program.
An informational meeting for prospective applicants will be held on Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 5pm in Wayne Crooch Hall, Room 16.
According to the Oregon Department of Labor, the projected growth rate in this industry state wide is expected to exceed 32% over the next year. Students who complete this certificate can expect to earn $12 - $16 per hour.
For Testing after completion of the program please see the DANB website.
You can expect to take courses in these subjects:
- Dental Health Education I & II
- Dental Anatomy
- Chairside Procedures I, II, & Advanced
- Oral Pathology
- Dental Radiology I & II
- Dental Office Procedures
- Dental Materials I & II
- Dental Medical Emergencies
- Cooperative Work Experience
- Dental Terminology
- Dental Radiology License Prep
- Other Subject Areas
Required Courses (Prerequisites):
- Math 60 or higher
- Writing 115 or higher
- CIS 120
- PSY 101 (Psychology of Human Relations)
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For more information, contact
Wayne Crooch Hall 1
Phone: (541) 440-7814