HESTER SCHOOL 
of Dental Assisting
NOW ENROLLING
(386) 740-7272
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Hester School of Dental Assisting in DeLand, Fla., is licensed 2013-2014 by the Commission for Independent Education (Lic. #4703) and provides a curriculum approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

Programs and Classes

The 1230 hour / 49.2 week dental assistant program with expanded functions offered by HSDA consists of 460 hours of theory, 470 hours of laboratory, and 300 hours of clinical externship.

 
Hester School of Dental Assisting, Inc. offers students Day Class for Expanded Functions Dental Assisting with Radiography 

 

  • Daytime Classes:  Monday through Thursday from 

        8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

              

To graduate, competent dental assistants with expanded functions will have completed all required 1230 hours/49.2 weeks of coursework.

 

Course Breakdown

 

DA 101:Introduction to Dental AssistingIntroduce the student to the Dental Assistant Profession to become familiar with strategies to understand the communication cycle, effectively communicate with patients, and interact with patients in special populations or from other cultures.  The student will understand the Ethics, Jurisprudence, and the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act.  The student will learn the aspects of dental office management which includes computer lab.  Students will begin their employment strategies as a dental assistant.

 

DA 103: Biomedical Sciences:  The student will receive a basic understanding of body structure and function; disease concepts; and dietary considerations of the dental patient.  The student will understand in-depth, level in bloodborne pathogens and hazard communications standards to include HIV/AIDS.

 

DA 105: Dental Science I:  Provides the student with an understanding of the development, form, and function of the structures of the oral cavity and of oral disease; pharmacology as they relate to dental assisting procedures and emergency management.

 

DA 106: Dental Science II:  Provides the student with an understanding of materials used in dentistry, in intra-oral and laboratory procedures, including experience in the manipulation.  The knowledge and application of scientific principles of dental radiography.

 

DA 107: Clinical Science I:  Prepares the student for preclinical and clinical experience which includes patient care and instruction, dental charting, basic chairside procedures, and practice management.  Cosmetic dentistry with teeth whitening techniques and Pediatric dentistry with enamel sealants are experienced as advanced chairside functions and known for their specialty.  

 

DA 108: Clinical Science II:  Provides the student a background for preclinical and clinical experience in the dental specialties as well as simulation of a fully operational dental office.

 

DA 109: Clinical Externship:  

Rotation I: General Dentistry in a private or clinical setting with weekly evaluations by the dentist and or staff. Instructor evaluations will be every two weeks or bi-monthly. A minimum 25 hours per week is required with "signed" time sheets and DR. Eval forms faxed at the end of each week to receive full credit. Return to HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting for scheduled seminar with team members and evaluation before second rotation.  VIEW Journal of Experiences.  


Rotation II: :  General Dentistry in a private or clinical setting and or a Specialty of Dentistry of your choice and availability with weekly evaluations by the DR or staff.  Instructor evaluations will be every two weeks or bi-monthly.  A minimum of 25 hours per week is required with “signed” time sheets and DR. Eval forms faxed at the end of each week to receive full credit.  Return to HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting for scheduled seminar with team members and evaluation of experience before employment.  Prerequisites:  Successful Completion of Clinical Externship Rotation I, a Final Cover Letter and Resume for Employment and Journal turn-in at completion of Rotation I & II.