Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program at Lake Tahoe Community College consists of three courses. In Dental Assisting and Radiology, Part 1 (HEA 147A), students learn the skills necessary to begin a career as an entry-level, back-office Dental Assistant. In Dental Radiology, Part 2 (HEA 147B), students learn anatomic interpretation, x-ray technique, and radiation safety. This radiology curriculum is approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners. In Dental Radiology, Part 3 (Externship) (HEA 147C), students hone their workplace dental assisting skills and take part in a comprehensive externship placement experience. Upon successful completion of all three courses, students will be awarded an Employable Skills Certificate in Dental Assisting and a Radiation Safety Certificate (required to work in a California dental office).

 Dental Assisting Students

All courses from the following (21 units):
HEA 147A Dental Assisting and Radiology, Part i (7.25)
HEA 147B Dental Radiology, Part 2 (8.25)
HEA 147C Dental Radiology, Part 3 (Externship) (5.5)


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