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.
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.
To complete your registration, you will need to prepare the following.
Dental Assisting Technician Program (DNTA-1053) 70 hoursBasic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) (EMSP-1019) 7 hoursTotal 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.
Registration must be done in person.
The following are not included in the cost of the Dental Assisting Technician Program and are the responsibility of the student.
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.
For additional information about the Dental Assisting Technician Program, please call Wanda Snowton at 972-860-4537.