This Program prepares individuals to enter the health care industry as competent, entry-level health care providers. Instruction includes keeping proper patient records and an overview of legal and ethical issues affecting the dental profession. Students study head and neck anatomy, tooth identification and morphology, dental terminology, infection control and instrumentation. Numerous chair-side procedures practiced in the classroom and lab include digital and manual x-rays, impressions, study models, dental charting, suctioning, and passing instruments. Job shadowing and work-based learning assignments also enable the students to expand their knowledge and skills through assisting the dentist and dental team.
Meet The Instructor
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.