Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant Training

Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant

The Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant training provides students with the skills necessary for entry level employment in a variety of dental settings. Students will learn terminology and science behind dentistry, obtaining and recording medical and dental histories, as well as gathering vital signs of patients, instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control, and provide pre- and post-operative instructions as prescribed by a dentist. Student will also learn to set up instrument trays; sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment; expose diagnostic dental radiographs; make dental impressions and study casts; clean and polish the coronal portion of the teeth; and apply topical fluorides to strengthen teeth. Administrative instruction includes scheduling appointments, receiving payments, completing insurance forms and maintaining patient records.

This training is designed for high school students interested in dental assisting. Upon completion of this training and high school graduation, interested students may apply to the Dental Assisting 1200 hour training which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Program Length
390 hours (4 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability
07:00 AM - 08:50 AM
NOTE: High school student STEM Course. Students will attend early morning, and be back to their high school by 2nd period.

Additional Program Information
This program is for High School students only. Standard High School fees apply.
High School Admission Fee
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Davis Tech Credentials
DATC Certification of Program Completion
CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the Davis Tech Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start Class