Dental Assistant

Dental Occupational Options

  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (Requires continuing education)
To become a registered dental assistant in the state of California you will be required to have 15 months work experience and additional courses that include:
  • Coronal Polishing
  • X-ray certification
  • California Law
  • Infection Control

Uniform required: (Grey color)

Topics Covered

  • Oral health and nutrition
  • Dental Charting
  • General anatomy and physiology
  • Diseases of the mouth
  • Types of teeth and their functions
  • Surfaces, structures and descriptions teeth
  • Tooth placement and eruption schedule
  • Infection Control
  • Patient care and communication
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Chairside instruments and tray systems
  • Orthodontics, periodontics(Gum)
  • Lab materials and techniques
  • X-Ray placement and X-Ray development in preparation to take separate X-Ray licensing class

LEADS TO THESE JOBS:                                                IS THIS FOR ME?     

  • Dental Assistant                                                                          Empathy    
  • Dental Hygienist                                                                          Communication
  • Dental Lab Technician                                                                Reliability
  • Orthodontist                                                                                 Flexible 
  • Periodontist                                                                                  Physical Strength

Spring 2021 Classes are being Postponed until further notice

Dental Assisting 1

Students will be introduced to oral health and nutrition, dental charting, general anatomy and physiology, disease of the mouth, teeth functions, infection control, patient care and communication, orthodontics, periodontics, lab materials and techniques, x-ray history and precautions, safety, ethics, and office management.

Fee: $300 + Book
AVHS Room: 331 Instructor: Brooks

Dental Assisting 2

Students will participate in hands-on training in Aseptic Technique, Sterilization, Impressions and pour up, Cement mixing, X-ray film development and mounting, Periodontal dressing, Tofflemire placement, Instrument Identification and Chair-side Assisting, Internship sites for 120 hours.

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Fee: $300
AVHS Room: 331 Instructor: Brooks
Internships are awarded upon completion of Dental Assisting


Antelope Valley High School
44900 Division Street Lancaster, CA 93535