This course prepares students for entry level positions as a chair side dental assistant. Topics include the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity, and other areas. You have 6 month access to your course. Course includes access to career service website and career mentor. An optional 80-hour externship is available at a local dental office upon successful completion of the comprehensive final exam.