Sauk Valley Community College

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Dental Assisting Program Starts October 3

Sauk Valley Community College’s Business and Community Education Office will offer its 60 hour Dental Assisting Program from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, October 3 through November 30, at Sauk.

This course familiarizes students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provides training in the professional skills required to be an assistant in the dental practice. Administrative aspects of this program include the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office and 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, dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas.

In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a Dental Hygienist program.  There is no state or national certification objective with this course.

For cost information call Sauk’s BACE office at 815/288-5511 ext. 212. Registration can be made in the Office of Admissions, Room 1J1 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays or between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.