Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program prepares you for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.

This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment; introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas.

DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination (RHS)

Additionally, this course is designed to prepare you to sit for the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination (RHS). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that any dental office employee who will be performing radiological procedures as auxiliary personnel (other than a licensed dentist or dental hygienist) must take and pass the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination (RHS) and register with the State. The cost of this exam is $175 and is not included as part of the cost of this program. The DANB exam is administered at Pearson Vue Centers.

Newtown Campus 

*WILL BE OFFERED IN FALL 2014*

If you are interested in receiving a class schedule when it is available, please call the Allied Health Office at 215-968-8025 (Option 4) or email alliedhealth@bucks.edu  to request your name, address and/or email be added to our contact list.

 To register call 215-968-8409, select option #1.  For more information about Allied Health Programs, please contact Janet Baker, Director of Allied Health at 215-968-8324 or email: Janet.Baker@bucks.edu