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Course Description

Prepare for an entry-level position in this fast-growing health care field with a curriculum introducing you to the profession of dentistry.  Learn all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and receive training in the professional skills required to assist in a dental practice.  Skills development includes oral and dental anatomy, infection control, dental radiology, instrument identification and use, and policies and guidelines.

Prepare to sit for three components of the Dental Assisting National Board Exams (DANB) as well as all three National Entry Level Dental Assisting (NELDA) Certification components: Radiation Health and Safety Examination (RHS); Infection Control (ICE); and Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP).  the DANB exams are administered at PearsonVue Centers and are not included in the cost of the program.

Externship Component:  Dental Assistant students who successfully complete the program are eligible to participate in an externship opportunity to gain practical skills assisting within the Dental hygiene clinic at Community College of Philadelphia or at a participating dental practice.

Program Requirements: Prospective participants must hold a high school diploma or GED; and have a current CPR certification by a DANB accepted CPR, BLS and ACLS provider that includes a hands-on exam. (Not all CPR courses include the hands-on exam; check with the provider before taking a course to confirm it will be accepted by DANB.).

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of class.  Registered students must have all documentation completed and uploaded to Electronic Forms in the MyCCP portal prior the registration deadline. Email csinquiry@ccp.edu with questions or to request more information.

Required Textbooks: Books are available for purchase at the College bookstore prior to the first day of class.

Notice: Per City regulations, COVID-19 vaccination is still required for students (unless they have an approved exemption). Boosters are strongly encouraged. Vaccinated students attending a class that is more than 30 hours long, must upload their vaccine cards prior to course start date. Unvaccinated students with approved exemptions must continue to test every three days through June 30. Note that exemption applications need to be approved prior to the course start date. To get more information and see testing hours for each campus see: https://myccp.online/coronavirus.

Per City guidelines, masking will be strongly recommended but not mandatory. Wearing a high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95 mask, or double masking, is strongly encouraged. It is important to wear a mask that is well-fitted. For information on proper masking, including how to double mask, please read this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html.

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Section Title
National Entry-Level Dental Assistant Program with Externship
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 01, 2022 to Nov 12, 2022
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Oct 08, 2022 to Jan 21, 2023
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Oct 08, 2022 to Nov 19, 2022
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Dec 03, 2022 to Dec 17, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Dec 10, 2022
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 07, 2023 to Jan 21, 2023
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jan 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
84.0
Location
  • Distance
  • Career & Advanced Technology Center
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,999.00
Eligible Installment Plan
Section Notes
No class on 11/26/2022
Section Title
National Entry-Level Dental Assistant Program with Externship
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Oct 03, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Type
Online
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Oct 03, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2022 to Dec 14, 2022
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Dec 21, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
88.0
Location
  • Distance
  • Career & Advanced Technology Center
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,999.00
Eligible Installment Plan
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