Ensuring College & Career Readiness

Dental Careers

Description: This program will prepare students for an entry-level dental assisting position.  Dental Assistants have one of the most diverse & interesting of all positions in a dental office.  The curriculum will include instruction in chair-side assisting, equipment/instrument identification, tray set-ups, sterilization, disease control, histology, tooth morphology, and dental charting. Simulated in-school laboratories and an internship at an actual dental office are included.

1st Year Courses:2nd Year Courses:
7315 Principles of Dental Careers (PRIN DENT CAR)7318 Dental Careers Capstone (DENT CAR CAP)
7316 Dental Careers Fundamentals (DENT CAR FUND)
7317 Advanced Dental Careers (ADV DENT CAR)


Dual Credits: Ivy Tech Sellersburg (44)

First Year Credits – HLHC 101, HLHC 104 = 3.5 Potential Dual credits

Second Year Credits – HLHS 105 = 3 Potential Dual Credits

Certifications: NELDA, LRC

More Career Information: 

Dental Assistants: Click Here

Dental Hygienists: Click Here

Dentists: Click Here

Career Opportunities:

Dentist, Dental Hygienist and Orthodontist


Amy Kuhman – akuhman@nafcs.org