Dental Assisting Program

This 100-hour  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 $250 and is not included as part of the cost of this program. The DANB exam is administered at Pearson Vue Centers.

Newtown Campus/ $2,300/ (plus textbook)

Newtown Campus/WHPAH-3000 WB1/$2,300 (plus textbooks) 
18 Tues. & 15 Thurs, 9/26/17– 2/6/18, 6:30pm-9:30pm, 2/6/18, 6:30pm-10:30pm (no class 10/31, 11/23, 12/21), Lisa Jones, EFDA


Texts required:
Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition By D. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA and D.Robinson, CDA, MS
ISBN: 9781455774517
Student Workbook for Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Edition By D. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA and D. Robinson, CDA, MS
ISBN: 9781455774548

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 215-968-8353, Option 1 or email:

If you are interested in receiving the next class schedule when it is available, please contact the Health Sciences Office at 215-968-8353 Option 6 or email to request your name, address and/or email be added to our contact list.