Dental

Program Description:

The Dental class is a one-year program, with the option of a second year advanced class, established to provide students, both men and women, with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required by the dental profession to work in a dental environment.

The program will teach students the skills necessary to work in a dental practice in various roles. Over 50% of the instruction in this program is devoted to hands-on experience in the on-site dental clinic. The remaining portion of the instruction will be devoted to building professionalism skills, traditional chairside dental assisting duties, dental x-rays, dental materials, terminology, safety issues, and career development. Students completing the dental program will have entry level skills in dental and will be encouraged to further their training at a post-secondary institution or dental environment.

The second year program will take the basic skills learned in the first year and narrow the focus on more complex, advanced skills associated with expanded function dental assistant. Students will prepare to take two sections of the Certified Dental Assisting National Board examination (www.danb.org) to be on task to obtain their CDA certificate. The prerequisite for the second year program is successful completion of the first year program and instructor recommendation.

Students enrolling in the Dental program will learn:

  • Professionalism Skills
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal relationship skills with patients, co-workers, and dentists
  • Student and group leadership
  • Chairside dental assisting skills
  • Silver and tooth colored fillings
  • Tooth removal
  • Temporary fillings and temporary crowns (second year)
  • Impressions
  • Patient education in oral hygiene instruction
  • Coronal polishing
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealant application
  • Front office reception skills with EagleSoft dental software
  • Dental laboratory techniques
  • Models
  • Teeth whitening trays
  • Dental sterilization and disinfection procedures
  • Dental anatomy and terminology
  • Preventive dentistry and nutrition
  • Dental radiology, digital and traditional

Program Benefits:

  • 3 High School credits
  • May qualify for math, history, health/PE, science, or language arts credits.  Because these credits differ by home district, click on credit equivalencies to learn what is specifically offered for this program by your sending high school.Entry level clinical and reception skills
  • Advanced level clinical skills (2nd year)
  • Preparation for DANB Radiology and Infection Control Examinations
  • Career experience (internship and on-site clinic)
  • Professional connections, associations, and volunteer opportunities
  • Successful completion of the program, with a grade B or higher, may result in college credit
  • Competency certificate each year

Industry Certifications/Credits:  (*) Indicates a fee to test/apply

  • *Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (7-Hrs HIV-Aids)
  • Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) training
  • *Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). The WA State Department of Health requires a valid social security number to get licensed in the state.
  • 21st Century Professionalism Certificate (Precision Exams)
  • * DANB (RHS) Radiation Health and Safety (second year)
  • *DANB (ICE) Infection Control Examinations (second year)
  • WSDA HIV Certificate
  • Precision exams: Dental Sciences I, II, III

Prerequisites:

Dental I

  • Reading and writing proficiency at 10th grade level
  • Good attendance record is vital for succeeding in this class
  • Must provide proof of immunization records including Hepatitis, MMR, TB, and an updated Tetanus
  • The student must indicate a career interest in the dental field: registered dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental laboratory technician, dental receptionist, and/or dentist
  • Student must enjoy communicating and working with people

Dental II

  • Application process for the second year program requires successful completion of the first year program and teacher recommendation (Attendance/Attitude/Time Management)
  • Must be registered as an RDA in WA state
  • Must have own transportation to internship site
  • Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships

Recommendations:

  • Health (“C” or better), biology, chemistry, speech/communication, and English classes
  • Successful completion of reading and writing HSPE

Note:

  • Ability to pass a WA State police background check and valid social security number are required to register with the state.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are encouraged to participate in the Orientation at Cascadia Tech Academy.

Organizations:

  • Student membership in ADAA (American Dental Assistant Association) – $35
  • Student membership in HOSA (Future Health Professionals) – $15

Lab Time/Theory Time:

Approximately 50% of the time will be devoted to theory and 50% to lab/clinical, hands-on application.

Homework:

1 – 4 hours per week

Textbook Reading Level:

Theory material 12th grade

Career Opportunities:   (*) Indicates more education is required

  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Dental Hygiene Assistant
  • Dental Sterilization Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Patient Care Service Representative
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Education Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Office Manager
  • *Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • *Anesthesia Assistant
  • *Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
  • *Hygienist
  • *Dentist

Program Supply List / Student Costs:

Dental Year 1 Program Supply List / Student Costs:

  • Dental Uniform – One set approximately $70 includes tax (CASH only) includes one scrub top and bottom, one elite patch and one pair of shoes. A fitting date will be announced at Parent/Student Orientation and will be held in June. If you miss the first fitting date, the company, Dress Code, will be in the classroom the first week of school for uniform fittings and ordering.
  • White Socks (clinic)
  • Closed toed shoes included in uniform cost, must be worn in the classroom (open toed, flip flops, Birkenstock’s, sandals not allowed for safety purposes).
  • OSHA approved safety glasses. If student alternates between contacts and prescription glasses, student will need two pairs of safety glasses.
  • American Heart Association BLS (Healthcare level) CPR and First Aid approximately $45: CPR will be held on pre-arranged Saturday’s and Sunday’s, not in class (each student will attend one day to complete class). Deadline date to be announced at Orientation; if fee not paid by set deadline date, student will be responsible for obtaining own BLS, First Aid at one of the local facilities that offer it, e.g., NW Regional Training Center $112.25 (total) or Red Cross $145 (total).
  • Documentation of current immunization records. Immunizations are requested to be completed prior to students starting the Dental program. The immunization record may be completed by one of the following: your family physician, your health care provider or by the Department of Health. You are required to bring a copy of your completed immunization record the first week of school. Immunizations include: Adacel (DTaP, Diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine is MANDATORY no matter when you have received your last tetanus booster), MMR (Students must provide proof of 2 MMR vaccines after age 1 year), Hepatitis B (series of 3 injections must be completed prior to participating in lab activities or contact with patients in clinical training courses), and an annual PPD Tuberculin Skin test (History of BCG vaccination is not a contraindication for PPD testing). The program needs a note from your physician clearing you of TB (results of whatever test was applied) prior to any student to student contact in lab or student to patient contact in clinic.
  • Flu vaccine/H1N1 vaccine is optional, but highly suggested as students will be having direct contact with members of the community. The flu vaccine is recommended for all healthcare workers.
  • Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required. Students not covered by medical insurance will not be allowed to participate in clinic or lab activities until insurance is obtained. Students will need to provide copies of health insurance coverage.

Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.

Dental Year 1 Supply List

  • Student Workbook for Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition – ordered online, will need by 1st week of class, http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com or Amazon.com, approximate cost $49
  • 1-2 – ANYCOLOR <2”> 3-ring binder (used for handouts, assignments, competencies)
  • 1 – WHITE or BLACK <1”> 3-ring binder (used for portfolio at mock interview time)
  • 1 – pkg 10 sheet protectors (used with portfolio, will need more at end of year for certificates to be placed in portfolio)
  • 2 – pencil box – hard plastic (one for general lab materials / supplies & one for personal pens/pencils)
  • 2 – multi-colored pens (RED/BLUE/BLACK)
  • 2 – pkgs colored markers (eight or more markers, 1-set thin and 1-set thick)
  • 1 – Tri-board poster (for cultural project) *may need additional if choosing to use this format for professional development project
  • 1- pkg paper (college or wide ruled)
  • 1 – pkg (48) Thank you Notes (used for all guests speakers, providers, and volunteers)
  • Writing utensils (pencils, black or blue ink pens, highlighters-yellow, pink, and blue)
  • 1 – Black Sharpie
  • 1 – box sandwich baggies (zip kind)
  • 1 – container dental floss (waxed)
  • 1 – USB /Thumb Drive (resumes, cover letters, presentations, etc.)
  • 1 – Pkg Hair Ties, clips and pins (hair off-shoulders and out of eyes)
  • 1 – Composition Notebook (clinic notebook, set-ups and reflections)
  • 1 – Package index cards (flash cards)
  • 1 – Package post-it notes – Yellow color
  • 1 – Personal planner / calendar
  • 1 – Container hand sanitizer
  • 1 – Pkg Super Glue
  • 1 – Clipboard
  • 1 – Container perfume free, waterbased (not petroleum based) lotion
  • 1 – Email address (student 1st and last name within email, can be one from school, gmail, yahoo, or aol)
  • 1 – Box Tissue
  • 1 – Container antibacterial wipes
  • 1 – Lanyard with plastic cover for name badge
  • White socks (must be worn daily)

Dental Year 2 Program Supply List / Student Costs:

  • Dental II Program total fees of $15 paid to CTA by check or cash DUE the first week of school covers: WA HOSA dues and membership (Future Health Professionals formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America). If student competing for State or National there are additional competition fees, travel and hotel fees.
  • REQUIRED – Fees paid to other vendors:
    Uniform $75 ordered through Dress Code (360-695-9600) – Fitting for Dental II uniform in CTA Dental classroom first week of school (cash only paid to Dress Code due at fitting).
  • Vaccines/Tests: We have vaccines on file from the previous year. Second Year Dental students will need an annual TB skin test: PPD (Tuberculosis Screening – History of BCG vaccination is not a contraindication for PPD testing).
  • Optional/Highly Suggested: Flu Vaccine / H1N1 vaccine – students will be having direct contact with members of the community, the flu vaccine is recommended for all health care workers.

OPTIONAL – Fees Paid to other Vendors

  • Dental Assistant Registration: $40 Payable to Washington State Department of Health: registration required to work in a dental office in the state of WA *must be renewed annually for $21. ** Department of Health may require student to be 18 years of age to register and background check with the state is required. Note: There are additional costs that occur when applying for the Dental Assistant Registration and the National Certifications
  • American Dental Assistants Association Student Membership: $35, add $10 for professional liability insurance
  • Program Sweatshirt: Price varies by style $30 – $50, ordered online
  • Students successfully completing Dental I and II are eligible to apply for 2/3rd of the Dental Assisting National Boards, CDA, (DANB) examination, Oregon Radiology Certificate, Oregon Expanded Functions Certificate

Dental II Supply List

  • Student Workbook: Dental Instruments, 5th Edition, Linda Bartolomucci Boyde, CDS, RDA, BA, Spiral Bound ISBN: 9780323185943 / 2015  – Approximately $40 (free shipping), ordered online, will need by 1st week of class, https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323185943?role=student
  • 1-2 ANY COLOR <2”> 3-Ring binder (used for handouts, assignments, competencies)
  • 1 – Portfolio (3-ring binder started last year in program)
  • 1 – Pkg 10 sheet protectors (used with portfolio, will need more at end of year for certificates to be placed in portfolio)
  • 2 – Pencil boxes – hard plastic (one for general lab materials / Supplies & one for personal lab materials / supplies)
  • 2 – Multi-colored pens (Red/Blue/Black)
  • 1 – Pkg colored markers or colored pencils (eight or more colors)
  • 1 – Tri-board Poster (for cultural project) *may need additional if choosing to use this format for professional development project
  • 1 – Pkg paper (college or wide)
  • 1 – Pkg (48) Thank you Notes
  • Writing utensils (pencils, black or blue ink pens, highlighters – yellow, pink, and blue)
  • 1 – Black Sharpie
  • 1 – Box sandwich baggies (zip kind)
  • 1 – Container dental floss (waxed)
  • 1 – USB / Thumb Drive (resumes, cover letters, presentations, etc)
  • 1 – Pkg hair ties, clips and pins (hair off shoulders and out of eyes)
  • 3 – Composition notebooks (clinic notebook, set-ups and reflections) *Small notebook for Internship Dentist procedures.
  • 2 – Pkg note cards (flash cards)
  • 1 – Pkg post it notes – Blue color
  • 1 – Personal planner / calendar
  • 1 – Container hand sanitizer
  • 2 – Pkgs Super Glue
  • 1 – Clipboard
  • 1 – Container perfume free, water-based (not petroleum based) lotion
  • 1 – Email address (student 1st and last name within email, can be one from school, gmail, yahoo, or aol)
  • 1 – box tissue
  • 1 – Container antibacterial wipes
  • White socks (must be worn daily)
  • Closed toed shoes (shoes included in uniform cost) must be worn in the classroom (open toed, flip flops, Birkenstock’s, sandals not allowed for safety purposes)
  • Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required. Students not covered by medical insurance will not be allowed to participate in clinic or lab activities until insurance is obtained. Students will need to provide copies of health insurance coverage.

Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies as well as the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.

Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Peggy Leifheit in our Business Office. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Leifheit can be reached at 360-604-1050 ext. 2158 or at Peggy.Leifheit@evergreenps.org