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Dental Assisting
Lori Gagliardi,
Program Director
RDA, CDA, RDH, Ed.d
LOW COST/HIGH QUALITY
EDUCATION
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
• Dental Assistant (RDA) and Expanded
Functions (RDAEF)
• Private practice, specialty, clinics, hospital,
sales, consultant
• Employment: top 10 per BLS
• Education: 1 academic year
• Earning Potential:$ 12-18 per hour plus
benefits, etc.
Skills
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Good hand and eye coordination
Work within a multicultural environment
Computer knowledge
Written and Oral Communication
Reading/Writing Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Team player
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
• 10 MONTHS (August-June) Full Time
• DA 110 and 108 offered in Spring for Part
time students
• State approved
• Nationally Accredited (ADA)
• Career pathway to other programs
• Advisory committee involvement
• Community service activities
Admissions
• Complete a Dental Assisting Application
including High school and college
transcripts
• Meet with the Program Director
• Prior to fall full time enrollment:
CPR,
Complete Health Assessment Form,
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Program Content
32 units
Basic Skills and Infection Control
Dental Materials
Oral Radiology/Certificate
Chairside Assisting A and B
RDA duties
Inservice Training (DDS & USC)
Front Office Administration/Computers
Applied Human Behavior
Student Success
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Study skills lab
Tutors
Faculty involvement
Retention
Certificates
Excellent board results
Optional Summer Session
• RDA Review practical and written Exam
• Orthodontic Assistant Clinical Hours
Program Completion
• Certificate in Dental Assisting
• Additional courses =AS with Certificate in
Dental Assisting
• Eligibility for RDA and CDA applications
• Experience and Confidence to apply to other
Dental Related programs
• X-ray, DPA and IC certificate
• Job Readiness/Employability= 100 %
Questions
Contact Dr. Lori Gagliardi
[email protected]
Office: (626) 585-7542
Health Sciences Staff:
Sandra Parra (626) 585-3308
CTE Counselor: Lynell Wiggins
[email protected]
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