Dental Assisting is a ten month course that will be prepare you for a job as a chair side dental assistant in offices ranging from General Dentistry to Orthodontics or Oral Surgery. The course includes classroom instruction and hands –on-training in our lab and local dental practices. Our course is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) and offers students an opportunity to become a Dental Assistant.
Dental Assisting offers A.D.A. approved program that includes classroom and hands-on training in:
- Oral and Written Communications
- Oral Embryology/Histology
- Oral Anatomy
- General Dentistry
- Practice Management
- Dental-related environmental hazards
- Management of dental and medical emergencies
- 300 hours of clinical experience
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Oral Pathology
- Dental Materials
- Dental Radiology
- Specialty procedures as they relate to general dentistry
- Chairside assisting
- Oral Health Education
- Legal and ethical aspects of dentistry
Course Hours and Requirements
Dental Assisting students attend for one school year.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm Sept thru June.
All DA students must:
- Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
- Have high school- level reading and math skills
- Have basic computer skills
- Good Oral communications skills
- CPR certified
Placement and IncomeTypically 100% of Dental Assisting graduates find work in their field. Starting hourly wages range from $12-$14/hour, and after about 5 years in the field range is typically $15-$18/hour.
How to Apply
The first step in the Dental Assisting admission process is to take the Pre-Admission test. The cost of the test is $10, testing is held in the spring. Call and be placed on the mailing list.
For more information contact:
Cape May County Technical School
Adult Education Division
188 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Ph: (609) 380-0200, ext 681