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Healthcare Therapeutic - Dental Assisting Pathway

Dental student practicing oral hygiene skills

Healthcare Therapeutic - Dental Assisting Pathway

The Dental Assisting Pathway introduces students to occupations and educational opportunities related to diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, or chronic illness independently or as part of a healthcare team. This Pathway also includes an introduction to the opportunities associated with providing treatment and counsel to patients as well as rehabilitative programs that help build or restore daily living skills to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

What You Can Learn:

  • Basic skills necessary to work in the field of dentistry 

What You Can Gain:

  • Registered Dental Assistant

  • Amarillo College Articulated and/or Dual Credit

What You Can Become:
(with additional education and training)

  • Dental Assistant

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Dentist

  • Orthodontist

What You Can Take: 

  • Principles of Health Science

  • Medical Terminology

  • Introduction to Dental Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Health Science Theory

  • Practicum in Health Science

View the Healthcare Therapeutic - Dental Assisting Program of Study Guide (PDF opens in a new window).

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