Fundamentals of Dental Assisting
What can a career in Dental Assisting offer you?
Click here for information from the American Dental Association.
This course provides an introduction to basic dental assisting theory and skills for pre-dental students planning to participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program; and for individuals seeking an entry-level dental assisting position in a dental office. This is a hybrid course that includes online instruction, and two weekends of classroom, lab, and clinic instruction and practice. The course includes certification in CPR, OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Infectious Waste Management, and HIPAA. Student participants who complete this course receive a certificate of participation for all basic dental assisting functions and are eligible to enroll in the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or Radiology certification courses.
At the completion of the course participants will be able to:
- Participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program
- Seek an entry-level dental assisting position in a dental office
- Meet pre-requisite for registering for Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Radiology certification courses
Pre-dental students and/or individuals seeking an entry-level dental assisting position or pursuing dental auxiliary certification training.
Purchase Modern Dental Assisting by Torres, Erlich, Bird, and Robinson, 10th Edition, 2011.
- Sharon Cooper, R.D.H., Ph.D., Director
- Glenda Guarino, C.D.A., B.P.M., M.H.A
- Melissa Orobitg, R.D.H.
- Lorie Primosch, R.D.H., M.Ed., M.I.L.SC. Faculty website
UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
Continuing Education Units
28 contact hours. Participation.
- 30 participants.
Team Discount Available
|Participant||Regular Fee||Early Bird Fee|
|(Expires 1 month before course date)|
|April 5-6 and 12-13, 2014||Gainesville||150028.01|
|August 2-3 and 16-17, 2014||Gainesville||150028.02|