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 study terminology and the 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. Students will also 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.

Training Length
390 hours (5 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment, Year-Round
Classroom Availability
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NOTE: High school student STEM Course. Students will attend early morning, and be back to their high school by 2nd period.

Additional Training Information
This training is for High School students only. Standard High School fees apply.

* NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.
High School Admission Fee
Books and Supplies
Pell Grants
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Industry Credential
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Approved R156-69-604 Dental Radiology Certification
CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Dental Assistant: Dental Science I
Dental Assistant: Dental Science II
Dental Assistant: Dental Science III
Dental Assistant: Dental Science IV