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Fundamentals of Dental Assisting Class Begins

The course, which will be taught by Dr Randi Wingate will provide the fundamental training necessary to enter the Dental Assisting profession.  There is no professional credential associated with this class, but it will provide a crucial step along the pathway to earning the National Entry Level Dental Assistant Certification, which requires:

– High School graduate or equivalent

– 300 to 3000 hours of work experience as a DA over a time frame of 2 months to 3 years  (verified by a licensed dentist)

– Current hands-on CPR, BLW or ACLS certification from a Dental Board-accepted provider

Learners who successfully complete the class will gain Continuing Education Credits from ESCC.  After the learner meets minimum work experience as a Dental Assistant, and gains appropriate CPR training, they will be able to sit for the certification exam.

The class will be taught in two ways:  32 hours of classroom instruction, plus another 8 hours of clinical, hands-on training in a dental office. Classes will be taught in person, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the ESCC campus, starting May 4 and continuing through June 24. Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 students.

Prerequisites include:

–              High school graduate or equivalent

–              Adult Education Assessment

–              Appropriate immunizations (prior to clinicals)

Thanks to scholarship funding from the ESCC Foundation, per student cost has been reduced to $350 per student, which includes text book and training materials.  Additional financial aid is available; if you’re interested in assistance, please reach out to the Workforce Development Center (

Registration is available online:


–              Create a new student profile (if this is your first time taking a course with ESCC)

·         If you already have a student profile, skip to next step

–              Search for class “Fundamentals of Dental Assisting”; Class ID 3134; Section 2101

–              Select Class

–              Add to Cart

–              Checkout

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May 04, 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm