This course is competency-based and gives the student the knowledge and practice in all areas relating to the field of dental assisting. Designed to prepare students for entry level employment, provides training in the fundamentals of assisting the dentist such as dental materials and instruments, dental procedure preparation, management of medical emergencies, patient communication, x-ray, and Infection control techniques. Students will earn CA Dental Board certifications in Radiation Safety and Infection Control including America Heart Association BLS CPR. High School diploma required. Course includes textbooks/workbooks, scrubs & 120 hours of internship.