Classes

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Our Spring sessions begin January and finish in March. Fall sessions begin September and finish in November. Classes will run 10 consecutive Saturdays.  Class times are 8 am to 5 pm with an hour for lunch. Some reading is required at home to prepare for Saturdays lessons.

Cost

The cost is $2850.00 which includes registration, books & supplies. Cash & or checks accepted; $500 minimum deposit required. No credit card payments accepted at this time. You will need a long sleeve uniform with pants, rubber soled shoes & safety glasses. (We will discuss all of these details at first class).           A 3-ring binder and pencils will also be necessary.

Program Offered at River City School of Dental Assisting:

 Workbook: Essentials of Dental Assisting (Fifth Edition) By Debbie S. Robinson & Doni L. Bird, authors

Week 1: Introduction to Dentistry, Dental Assisting, Anatomy & Physiology.  NOTE:  Chapter 3, pages 23-39 will not be required. 

(Chapters 1,2,4) 

Clock Hours: 4 Lecture, 4 Lab 

Week 2: Disease Transmission, Hazard Management, Disinfections & Sterilization, Clinical Dentistry, Moisture control

(Chapters 5-10)

Clock Hours: 4 Lecture, 4 Lab 

Week 3: Dental Patient, Dental Examination

(Chapters 11-12)

Clock Hours: 3 Lecture, 5 Lab 

Week 4: Medical Emergencies, Pain and Anxiety Control, Radiation Safety, Dental Radiology.

(Chapters 13-16)

Clock Hours: 3 Lecture, 5 Lab 

Week 5: Preventative Care, Coronal Polishing, Instruments, Amalgam Fillings, Mid Term Exam

(Chapters 17-19)

Clock Hours: 3 Lecture, 5 Lab 

Week 6: Restorative Materials and Procedures, Cements, Composite Fillings.

(Chapters 20-21)

Clock Hours: 3 Lecture, 5 Lab 

Week 7: Impressions, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics.

(Chapters 22-28)

Clock Hours: 4 Lecture, 4 Lab 

Week 8: Job Search, Written Radiology Exam, Instrument Identification Test

(Chapters 29-30)

Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Week 9: Course Review, Practical Testing #1 on Amalgam or Composite Fillings, Radiology Exam on a patient.

Clock Hours: 1 Lecture, 7 Lab

 Week 10:  Final Written Exam, Practical Test #2 on Crown preps or Extractions, Radiology Exams, and Graduation

Clock Hours: 1 Lecture, 7 Lab