Dental Careers

Do you want to make a difference in the mouths of many? Start a career making beautiful smiles in the Dental Careers program. This program will give you the exposure you will need to pursue many high-demand dental careers.


Work hands on to learn necessary skills to be able to work safely in a patient's mouth. During the first year you will learn:

  • Chairside assisting
  • Instrument transfer
  • Infection control
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Mixing dental materials
  • Oral health and nutrition

Some skills you will learn:

  • Set up an operatory and prepare a patient for their dental procedure
  • Mix dental impressions
  • Teach an oral hygiene program to your patient
  • Charting procedures
  • Sterilize/disinfect instruments
  • Help create and teach an oral hygiene program as a community service project

Who do I talk to with questions?

Instructor: Jeanette Thompson, 509-354-7431