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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dental Assistant Program Offered in Port Allegany

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, in partnership with the Potter County Education Council, is offering a Dental Assistant Program. The purpose of this program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting, focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice.

This 60-hour course covers the following key areas and topics: Introduction to the dental office and history of dentistry and dental assisting; Legal aspects of dentistry including policies and guidelines; Introductory oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment; Introductory tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth; The oral cavity and related structures; Dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas. Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) – Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, and the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE).

This course is being offered at the Port Allegany office of the Education Council on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. from February 1 through March 29, 2021. The cost is $1,499/person and includes a 40-hour externship as well as the DANB exam fee. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (814) 274-4877 or visit

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