Dental Assisting

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. She has an associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and has been practicing dentistry for 21 years. 

Mrs. Gosney is working toward her bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education at Oklahoma State University. She is an active advisor of the local HOSA organization.

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