Dental Careers

Dental Careers Flyer

2-4 Semesters
CAREER CLUSTER HEALTH SCIENCE
Pathway Title Dental
High School Courses Dental Careers I
Health Science II
College Credits

First-year students:
- Preclinical Practice
- Preventive Dentistry / Diet and Nutrition
Second-year students:
- Medical Terminology
- Health & Wellness for Life

Industry Certifications CPR/First Aid Certification
Internships and Work Experiences

First Year: Six-week placement in a dentist's office.
Second Year: 16-week internship placement in a dental office or facility. 

What will I be learning in this college/career pathway?
  • Come learn what the view is like from the other side of the dentist's chair! In this program, you will practice taking oral x-rays and four-handed dental procedures in the MACC dental operatory on a regular basis, and you will learn dental terminology, infection control, oral anatomy, and charting procedures. Upon meeting the eligibility requirements, you will be placed in a six-week internship in a dentist's office. This is the program for any student interested in careers in the dental field!
What career options will this program prepare me to pursue?
Certified Dental Assistant Post secondary Technical Training $38,630 avg.
Dental Lab Technician Post Secondary Technical Training $40,140 avg.
Dental Hygienist Associate's Degree $67,230 avg.
Dentist (General) Bachelor's Degree $162,390 avg.

 

Dental Careers Course Outline