Dental Careers

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

New technology has made dental care high-tech and

exciting. In this course, students will gain the knowledge and

skills necessary to assist in a dental practice. Students will

have the opportunity to practice these skills and gain the experience

of working hands-on with various dental professionals in

our on-site dental clinic. This experience enhances their abilities

and gives the students the qualifications needed to seek

immediate employment. It can also be a base for further education.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

Dental health employees must have good communication

skills, along with an interest in helping others. In addition,

assistants must display honesty, discretion and responsibility.  The ability to work independently or as a team member is also necessary to be successful.  Other helpful skills are; reading at grade level, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Infection Control Procedures

·         Dental Materials

·         Dental Radiology

·         Dental Laboratory Procedures

·         CPR

·         Dental Terminology

·         Office Procedures

·         Face and Skull Anatomy and Physiology
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Dental Assistant

·         Dental Receptionist

·         Dental Laboratory Assistant

·         Dental Sales

·         Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

·         Dental Hygienist

·         Dental Laboratory Technician

·         Dentist
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Dental Offices

·         Dental Laboratories
 

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

     CPR Certification
   Infection Control Exam Certification
      Pennsylvania Radiation Certificate
 

Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

      Work uniform and shoes - $60
Textbook, workbook - $60-$80
Industry certification testing fees - $175 DANB Radiology Exam
                                                               $175 DANB Infection Control Exam
Vaccinations - TBD

UBCTS Career Pathways

      Dental Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technician Assistant
Circulating Assistant
Pre-Dental Hygiene

UBCTS Career Pathways Can Lead To:

      Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistant Instructor
Dentist
Certified Laboratory Technician
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary


The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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