Dental Assistant Training Courses

  

 Dental Assisting Course Schedule

Introduction to Basic Dental Assisting and Radiology

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

This course is also given by:

  • Carroll Community College: 410-386-8122
  • Chesapeake College: 410-822-5400

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. March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15 - Tuesdays SOLD OUT
  2. May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2 - Mondays SOLD OUT
  3. June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 14, 21 - Tuesdays SOLD OUT
  4. Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 27 (Wed.), Nov. 1 - Mondays SOLD OUT
  5. Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21 - Tuesdays
  6. Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Mondays

Time:                    6: 45 PM - 9: 45 PM
Fees:                    $545 Auxiliary Staff
Instructor:            Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:              LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE
*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.
**All course materials must be picked up in-person at the MSDA Headquarters in Columbia, MD. Pickup information will be sent via email one week before the start of the course.


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.
  4. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory
  5. 3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office

***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) Thursdays and Fridays

Dates:

  1. March 18, 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6, 7 SOLD OUT
  2. May 13, 14, 20, 21, 26 (Wed.), 27, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 (Wed.), July 1  SOLD OUT
  3. July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 SOLD OUT
  4. Sept. 1 (Wed.), 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29
  5. Nov. 4, 5, 10 (Wed.), 11, 17 (Wed.), 18, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, Jan. 6, 7

Time:                    6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Fees:                    $975 All Auxiliary Staff
Instructor:            Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:              LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE
*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.
**All course materials must be picked up in-person at the MSDA Headquarters in Columbia, MD. Pickup information will be sent via email one week before the start of the course.


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) - Thursdays and Fridays

 Prerequisites:

  1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
  2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to your  direct clinical supervision
  3. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology, and basic infection control
  4. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory
  5. 3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office

Dates:

  1. March 18, 19, 25, April 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30, May 6 SOLD OUT
  2. May 13, 14, 20, 26 (Wed.), 27, June 3, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, 30 (Wed.) SOLD OUT
  3. July 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, Aug. 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, 26 SOLD OUT
  4. Sept. 1 (Wed.), 2, 9, 16, 17, 23, 30, Oct. 1, 7, 14, 15, 28
  5. Nov. 4, 5, 11, 17 (Wed.), 18, Dec. 2, 9, 10, 16, 22, 23, Jan. 6

Time:                   6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Fees:                    $785 Auxiliary Staff
Instructor:            Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:              LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE
*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.
**All course materials must be picked up in-person at the MSDA Headquarters in Columbia, MD. Pickup information will be sent via email one week before the start of the course.



Expanded Functions Orthodontics Only - Thursdays and Fridays

Prerequisites:

  1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
  2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to  your direct clinical supervision
  3. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology, and basic infection control
  4. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory
  5. 3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office

Dates:

  1. March 18, 25, 26, April 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, May 6, 7 SOLD OUT
  2. May 13, 20, 21, 26 (Wed.), June 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24, 30 (Wed.), July 1 SOLD OUT
  3. July 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30, Aug. 5, 12, 13, 19, 26, 27 SOLD OUT
  4. Sept. 1 (Wed.), 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, Oct. 7, 8, 14, 28, 29
  5. Nov. 5, 10 (Wed.), 11, 18, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, Jan. 6, 7

Time:                    6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Fees:                    $785 Auxiliary Staff
Instructor:            Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:              LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE
*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.
**All course materials must be picked up in-person at the MSDA Headquarters in Columbia, MD. Pickup information will be sent via email one week before the start of the course.


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