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Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program consists of these three courses: Basic Dental Assisting, Oral Radiography Techniques, Oral Radiography–Clinical which includes 75 hours in the classroom and 12 hours at a clinical siteStudents need to register for all three courses to complete the program. Successful completion of this program, allows graduates to take either the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam or the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Intraoral Radiology Exam administered by DANB.  Passing the exam will give the holder the required license needed to be employed as a Dental Radiation Technologist.  Certificates of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of Basic Dental Assisting, Oral Radiography Theory and Oral Radiography-Clinical. Tuition: In-county $90, Out-of-county $95, Out-of-State $100.  All students pay $1,345 course fee, plus textbook.

Prerequisites: Completed application to the program, a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a minimum score of 75 on the College’s Reading Comprehension placement test. Applications and Placement Test forms are available by contacting Karen Bailor, at kbailor@chesapeake.edu, or 410-822-5400, ext. 2704, or by attending an Orientation for Health Careers at the Allied Health Center.  Call 410-822-5400, ext. 2722 for further information about the Orientation sessions.

BASIC DENTAL ASSISTING
This 45-hour course focuses on mouth anatomy and teeth surfaces, infection control procedures in a dental office, documenting medical histories, chairside assisting, passing instruments, suctioning, and recognizing and mixing cements, alginates and other dental materials.

CEX 292 A:  Sat, 8/27 – 10/22/11
8:30 am – 2 pm, 9 sessions
Location:  WYE, MTC-104/105
Instructor:  Roseanne Morgan, CDA

ORAL RADIOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
This 30-hour course is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and is intended to enhance students’ skills to be able to assist with x-rays by preparing them for the Maryland State Board Radiation Health and Safety Examination.  Topics include the history of dental radiography, the properties and production of x-rays, the biological effects of ionizing radiation, radiation safety and x-ray protection.

CEI 645 A:  Sat, 10/29 – 12/10/11
No class 11/5, 11/26
9 am – 4 pm, 5 sessions
Location:  AHC - #3
Instructor:  Jean Carlson, DDS

ORAL RADIOGRAPHY - CLINICAL
This twelve-hour course provides hands-on training and an opportunity to practice taking radiographs under the supervision of their dentist instructor. Times are coordinated with the students by their dentist instructor so that radiographs and bitewings are completed during the time frame of the Oral Radiography Techniques class.

CEI 700 A: F, 11/11 & 11/18/11
9 am – 3:30 pm, 2 sessions
Location:  CDO
Instructor:  Jean Carlson, DDS

GENERAL CHAIRSIDE EXPANDED FUNCTIONS                     
This course is preferred (but not mandatory) for dental assistants who are employed in a dental office who desire to prepare for the Maryland Board qualification exam (QDA/QOA).  The student must have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology and basic infection control.  Radiation certification is preferred but also not mandatory. If employed in a dental office, the student must provide a letter verifying employment and a commitment from the dentist employer to direct the student’s clinical supervision. Textbook, workbook and dental instruments guide book are the same as used in Chesapeake College’s Basic Dental Assistant course. Registered students need to provide their e-mail address to Karen Bailor at kbailor@chesapeake.edu, in order to receive the first week’s assignments prior to the first class.  Tuition: In-county $55, Out-of-county $60, Out-of-State $65. All students pay $600 course fee.  (T)

CEX 644 A:  Sat, 8/27 – 10/22/11
2 – 6:30 pm, 9 sessions
Location:  WYE, MTC-104/105
Instructor:  Roseanne Morgan, CDA

Continuing Education Medical Courses, September 2014 - March 2015 (PDF)

Nursing Assistant · Medicine Aide·Administrative Medical Assistant · Medical Coding Specialist (online-home study) · Dental Assistant · Other