Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

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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)


There are A NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS that you can apply for each spring. Scholarships make it possible to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid. While some of LTCC's scholarships are competitive, there is a wide variety available you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests.

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