Dental Assistant Training Courses

  

 Dental Assisting Course Schedule


Introduction to Basic Dental Assisting and Radiology

 

  • This is a non-credit course offered by HCC's Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development. 
  • For more information for this course, please contact Continuing Education at     443-518-1700 or CLICK HERE 
  • Note: This course is a Howard Community College Course, which is held at the Maryland State Dental Association.***

 This course is also given by:
Carroll Community College 410-386-8122
Chesapeake College (Karen Bailor) 410-822-5400, ext 704


Oral Radiography Techniques

Prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification exam. All clinical practice takes place at the student's place of employment. This class prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification Exam.

Prerequisites:
1. High school graduate or equivalency,
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision.
3. Must have working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control, and basic dental terminology.

Dates:
1. July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 (Mondays)
2 September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14,21,28 (Tuesdays)

Time: 6:45 - 9:45 PM
Fees: $525 MSDA Members; $575 Non Members
Instructor: Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location: MSDA Office, Columbia, MD

 Pathway I
-18 years of age

-3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office
-Basic dental assisting course.
-Must be employed in dental office for direct clinical supervision

Pathway II
-Basic dental assisting course prior to Board approved radiology course

(18 years of age for Radiology), not to be taken concurrently.
-Must be employed in dental office for direct clinical supervision, unless classroom facility offers hands on Clinical.

Other Course Locations:
Southern Maryland Dental Society (College Park)
Janice Farber 301-345-4196
Please register with the institution.


 Expanded Functions General and Ortho

Prerequisites:
1. High school graduate or equivalency,
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision.
3. Must have working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control, and basic dental terminology.
5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory

Instructor: Ron Holderman, DDS
Location: MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

***Three options are available for this course. Dates and prices for each vary depending on selection. Please see listings below.


General Dentistry and Orthodontics (16 Sessions, 48 hours)   

Dates:          
1. August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       
Fees:                                     $955 Members, $1005 Non-members                         

Certificates of Completion granted at successful completion of course. There is a $10.00 fee for replacement certificates.

Other Course Locations: 
Southern Maryland Dental Society (College Park)
Contact: Janice Farber  301-345-4196
Please register with the institution.


Expanded Functions General Dentistry Only (Chairside)

 Prerequisites:
1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to your direct clinical supervision
3. Experience in a dental office
4. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology, and basic infection control
5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory

Instructor:  Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:    MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Dates: 
1. August 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, 31, September 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28
*Thursdays and Fridays 

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       
Fees:                                     $765 Members, $815 Non-members


Expanded Functions Orthodontics Only

Prerequisites:
1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to  your direct clinical supervision
3. Experience in a dental office
4. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology, and basic infection control
5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory

Instructor:  Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:   MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Dates:          
1. August 10, 17, 18, 24, 31, September 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       
Fees:                                     $765 Members, $815 Non-members                   

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