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Dental Assisting

This two year course offers the students an opportunity to obtain the technical knowledge and the clinical experience for employment in the dental field. The program consists of eight credits at the grade 11 and 12 levels.
The course includes:

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• Dental Practice Management
• Four-Handed Dentistry
• Interpersonal Relations
• Intra-Oral Skills
• Introduction to Data Processing
• Job Search
• Laboratory
• Life Sciences
• Nutrition
• Professional Development

Grade 11

(DEAV30) First year is an introduction to the dental profession. Communication skills and management of a dental office are taught. Basic human anatomy (emphasizing head and neck), chairside assisting, use of dental materials, techniques in sterilization and infection control methods are also taught. 4 Credits

Grade 12

(DEAV40) The Four-Handed dentistry technique used in general practices as well as in dental specialities are stressed. Intraoral skills such as rubberdam, radiology, sealants, impressions, prophylaxis and fluoride, suture removal, topical anaesthetic, matrix bands and wedges, bases and liners are covered. Throughout the year, there is clinical experience of the intra-oral skills on
patients at Red River College. There is also a work experience session at a dental office to give the students an opportunity to apply their acquired skills. 4 Credits

Dental Assisting Opportunities

Upon completing the Dental Assisting program, students can seek a career in:
• dental offices
• hospitals
• community dental clinics
• educational facilities
• government public health programs
Opportunities in other related areas include:
• dental office manager
• dental receptionist
• sales
• insurance companies
For more information about the Dental Assisting program at Tec-Voc, please contact:
• MS D. PARADOSKI (Dental Assisting Instructor)

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