Dental Assisting Apprenticeship


About the Program

Welcome to Idaho's first Dental Assistant Apprenticeship program sponsored by Idaho Community Health Center Association! This program offers online and in-person training in partnership with North Idaho College and the Idaho Department of Labor. Through a competency-based learning approach, participants will gain essential skills to enter the dental assisting profession. This program will prepare participants to sit for the American Medical Technologists (AMT) registered dental assistant (RDA) certification exam. 

This course is designed to prepare the student to enter into the field of dental assisting and provide hands-on labs to facilitate a well-rounded learning experience. This course covers the fundamentals of dental assisting including History of Dentistry, Ethics and the Law in Dentistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Head and Neck Anatomy, Tooth Morphology, Microbiology, Infection Control, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, Nutrition, Preventive & Oral Hygiene, Emergency Management, Psychology, Basic Chairside assisting, Radiology, and Dental Office Management. Expanded functions topics such as coronal polishing, initiating and regulating of Nitrous Oxide, placing sealants, fabricating temporary crowns, removal of ortho cement, and polishing restorations are also discussed in this class.

Next Cohort: January 11, 2023
Applications Open: November 3 - December 15, 2023


Robin Donovan, Program Manager of Workforce Development, Idaho Community Health Center Association

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