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Dental Assisting

TO PREPARE INDIVIDUALS TO ENTER THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AS

COMPETENT, ENTRY-LEVEL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

Instruction includes patient records, legal and ethical issues affecting the dental profession, and the study of the head and neck anatomy, tooth identification and morphology, dental terminology, infection control and instrumentation. Chair-side procedures practiced in the classroom , lab, and at dental offices include digital and manual x-rays, impressions, study models, dental charting, suctioning, and passing instruments.

PROGRAM DETAILS

$13-31

Per Hour (OK Salary Ranges)

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2018 Oklahoma salary ranges were obtained from O*Net OnLine

CAREERS AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY:

• Dental offices/clinics

• Specialty dental practices

• Dental colleges

• Dental laboratories

• Military dental clinics

INSTRUCTOR BIO

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Traci Gosney is a product of Autry Technology Center’s Dental Assisting program and has been teaching at Autry since 2008. Mrs. Gosney has been practicing dentistry for more than 21 years. She has an associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and a bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education from Oklahoma State University. She is an active advisor of the local HOSA organization.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS:

• OSHA 10 Healthcare

• Oklahoma Board of Dentistry/ Oklahoma Dental Foundation

• Dental Assistant Permit

• Radiation Safety Course Certificate

• American Heart Association-BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

• American Heart Association-BLS Healthcare Provider First Aid