• dental assisting

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

    The program is designed to prepare students for employment as dental assistants and to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.  The program should meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and standards recommended by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

    The content includes, but is not limited to, dental office and patient management, basic dental laboratory procedures, dental and general anatomy, dental terminology, nutrition, dental instrument and equipment utilization, microbiology, dental pharmacology and anesthesia, chairside assisting and expanded functions, dental office emergencies/CPR, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, ethics and jurisprudence, dental materials and preventive dentistry.


    Basic Life Support & Basic First Aid

    National Entry Level Dental Assisting Certification

    Dental Assisting Expanded Functions 

    Dental Radiographic Certification


Program Details

  • Time to Complete: 1230 hours / Approximately 10 months

    Estimated Cost: $7,471

    Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment Requirements  

    Reading 10

    Language 10

    Math 10

What you'll learn

  • Occupational Completion Points

    Introduction to Dental Assisting – 90 Hours
    Dental Infection Control Assistant – 210 Hours
    Dental Assisting 1 – 465 Hours
    Dental Assisting 2 – 465 Hours
    *Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

    Central Florida Wage Statistics Source

    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Campus Offering

  • St. Cloud

Class Schedule

  • Full Time:
    7:05 am - 2:45 pm