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Become a Dental professional!

Dental Assistants work in dental offices assisting Dentists in providing services to patients.

Dental Assistant Courses

Dental Assistant

The majority of the work is performed for procedures that include development of impressions, assisting in fillings and root canals, and preparation of patient operatory. They may assist in reception and scheduling duties, sterilization of equipment and oral radiography. Hours are generally standard daytime with some evening and weekend flexibility depending on the facility.

Prerequisites
  • CPR for Health Care Providers or current certification
  • HIPAA Training
  • Professional Preparation for the Health Care Worker
  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records Training
AHL 952 Dental Assisting/Oral Radiography

Learn basic knowledge and skills to become an entry level dental assistant. Become familiar with the techniques of 4-handed dentistry. Prepare to sit for the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) certification to become a Dental Radiation Technologist (DRT).


Dental Assisting Expanded Functions

This course instructs the students in the theory and techniques used to perform general expanded functions approved by the State Board of Dental Examiners, and it prepares them to take the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners General Expanded Functions Examination. All theory is taught in the classroom. All clinical training must be signed off by the student’s employing dentist.

AHL 754 Maryland General Expanded Functions

Provisional Entry- Verification of dental office experience and current dentist’s agreement to supervise clinical training.

Learn expanded dental assisting functions as approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. You must be currently working in a dental office AND your dentist must be willing to sign off on your skills.

Dental Assisting Orthodontic Expanded Functions

This course prepares current dental assistants to learn expanded orthodontic dental assisting functions as approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners (MBDE) and prepares them to take the Maryland State Expanded Orthodontic Functions Examination. These expanded functions are advanced tasks that require increased skill and responsibility. Students must be employed in an orthodontic office where their orthodontist will sign off on their clinical skills. Course topics include: preparing, fitting and cementing orthodontic bands; placing and removing arch wires; and isolating, etching, bonding and placing brackets.

AHL 868 Maryland Orthodontic Expanded Functions

Provisional Entry- Verification from current dentist agreeing to supervise and perform skills assessment.

Learn expanded orthodontic dental assisting functions as approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. You must be currently working in a dental office AND your dentist must be willing to sign off on your skills.

Dental Oral Radiography

Dental office staff often needs the capability and knowledge to take oral radiographies. Office hours are generally standard daytime hours with some evening and weekend flexibility needed, depending on the facility. This course is part of the Dental Assistant training, but can also be taken on its own. People with Dental Assistant training are more marketable, but Maryland regulations only require this radiography training to work in a dental office. Please note that in order to take radiographies in the State of Maryland you must be 18 years of age and pass the state exam.

AHE 792 Oral Radiography

Prepare to sit for the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) certification to become a Dental Radiation Technologist (DRT).
 

AHE 826 Radiation Safety Update

Renew your state certification as a Dental Radiation Technologist as approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners.