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.

Course Content
Dental Assisting offers A.D.A. approved program that includes classroom and hands-on training in:

  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Microbiology
  • Oral Embryology/Histology
  • Pharmacology
  • Oral Anatomy
  • General Dentistry
  • Practice Management
  • Dental-related environmental hazards
  • Management of dental and medical emergencies
  • 300 hours of clinical experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • 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
Fax: 609-465-4962

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