Dental Careers

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

Second-year students:
Medical Terminology
Health & Wellness for Life

Industry Certifications National Consortium for Health Science Educations (NCHSE)
CPR/First Aid Certification
Internships and Work Experiences

First Year: Six-week placement in a dentist office.

Second Year: 16-week internship placement in a dental office or facility.
Icerman Dental Clinic: Second-year students work alongside a local dentist to provide dental services to MCS students.

What will I be learning in this college/career pathway?
  • 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 dental charting procedures.
  • You will participate in the operation of the Icerman Dental Clinic by assisting a local dentist in the MACC dental operatory while he or she works on real patients.
  • Upon meeting the eligibility requirements, you will be placed in a six-week internship in a dentist's office.

 

What career options will this program prepare me to pursue?
Dental Assistant MACC Graduate $24,750
Certified Dental Assistant Post secondary Technical Training $32,000
Dental Lab Technician Post Secondary Technical Training $34,050
Dental Hygienist Community College $64,570
Dentist (General) 4-year College $124,610

 

Dental Careers Course Outline

MCS Dental Referral Form