Dental Assisting Technician Program Registration Packet

COVER SHEET

Brookhaven College Workforce and Continuing Education Division

The Dental Assisting Technician Program is designed to prepare the student to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health care team. Stimulating, fast-paced instruction relies heavily on students' participation. Course provides classroom instruction and basic clinical assisting skills. During the ten weeks of training, students will learn dental theory and terminology, the techniques of four-handed chair side procedures, and exposing and processing dental radiographs or x-rays including an introduction to digital and panoramic radiology. Instruction also covers infection control standards, obtaining impressions of the oral cavity for the fabrication of study models and custom trays used for vital bleaching procedures, preparing dental material and fabricating provisional coverage. Students will spend time assisting and observing in a participating dental office. The Dental Assisting Technician Program prepares students for the Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence. One-time tuition covers instruction, materials, textbook and dental supplies and equipment.

Your registration packet includes the following

  1. Dental Assisting Technician Program Registration Packet Cover Sheet
  2. Dental Assisting Technician Program Requirements Sheet
  3. Dental Assisting Technician Student Checklist
  4. Brookhaven College – Immunization Record Form
  5. Dallas County Community College District, Continuing/Workforce Education Registration Form

Helpful Information

Step 1 – Please take your immunization records to our Health Center located inside the Student Services Center, Building S, Room S072. The Brookhaven College nurse MUST complete the Immunization Record form before you can register for this program. If you are missing any immunizations, ask the nurse for a list of shots with which she can assist you. TITER tests can be taken to confirm that you have the required immunizations. The Brookhaven College Health Center offers two different Hepatitis series. The most common one requiring up to six months to complete or the TWINRIX series that can be completed within 21 days.

Step 2 – Once the Immunization Record has been completed and signed, take all required documentation (see student checklist) to the Health Careers Office located in Building W, Room W109. The office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. No appointment is necessary. A representative will review and approve your documentation. You will receive a completed Registration Permission Slip.

Step 3 – Take the Registration Permission Slip and DCCCD, Continuing/Workforce Education Registration Form to the Admissions Office located in Building S, to register for your classes.

Step 4 – Take your receipt to the Cashier’s window to pay for your courses. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Note:

  • Liability Insurance MUST be paid at the time of registration.
  • Students MUST proved their own personal healthcare insurance coverage prior to registering, which covers the dates for enrollment in the program.
  • Social Security Card – You will be required to present your social security card at the time you take the Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence exam.
  • U.S. or State Government – Issued Photo I.D.– You will be required to present a copy of valid U.S. or state government- issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver's license) at the time you take the Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence exam.
  • The clinical component for all Dental Assisting Program classes meet at Dental Careers Foundation, 1524 Independence Pkwy, Suite D, Plano, TX.

For additional information about the Dental Assisting Technician Program, please call Wanda Snowton at 972-860-4537.

REQUIREMENTS

Dental Assisting Technician Program

Dental Assisting Technician Program (DNTA-1053)       70 hours
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) (EMSP-1019)                 7 hours
Total                                                                                            77 hours

Course prerequisites MUST be completed prior to registration.

The Dental Assisting Technician program prepares students for the Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence.

Dental Assisting Technician Program Prerequisites

Registration must be done in person.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Brookhaven College Continuing Education-Immunization Record Form
    Brookhaven College will require a copy of proof of immunization. Immunizations must be current.
    The Immunization Record must be completed and signed ONLY by Brookhaven College’s Health Center nurse. The student must provide proof of immunization and complete a Brookhaven College Continuing Education-Immunization Record Form. The following immunizations are required: Proof of the first injection of Hepatitis B immunization. If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
  • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates prior to enrolling
  • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens*
    (Students accepted into the Brookhaven College Workforce and Continuing Education Health Programs are required by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Member Facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning their clinical experience. These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience.)
    * Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.
  • Dallas County Community College District, Continuing /Workforce Education Registration Form

The following are not included in the cost of the Dental Assisting Technician Program and are the responsibility of the student.

  • Liability insurance (MUST be paid at the time of registration)
  • Personal healthcare insurance coverage
  • Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence exam
  • Uniform scrubs, any color and style

STUDENT CHECKLIST

All forms in this packet must be completed and approved prior to registration.

Last Name__________________________________ First Name ____________________________________
Course and Section Number ___________________________ Semester___________________________

Please bring the following documentation to the Brookhaven College Workforce and Continuing Education Health Careers Office. The Health Careers Office is located in Building W, Room W109. Business hours are, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

 High School Diploma or equivalent

 Brookhaven College Continuing Education-Immunization Record Form

 A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)

 A copy of personal healthcare insurance coverage which is valid for the class dates student will be attending

 Dallas County Community College District, Continuing /Workforce Education Registration Form

For WCE Health Careers Office Use Only:

Registration Permission Slip approved by:

_______________________________________________   Date: _______________   Time: ________________
(Signature)