The Office of Workforce and Continuing Education will hosting a 100-hour Dental Assisting class. This course will cover key areas and topics, exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Additionally, the class includes a CPR certification course and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the State of Texas “TSBDE” Dental Assisting exam offered throughout the State of Texas.

The class will meet Mondays and Thursdays and four specified Saturdays beginning June 10 through August 29 at 6 pm until 9:30 pm and Saturdays from 8 am until 5 pm. The instructor is Cherilyn Caraway and the cost is $1,799. For more information and to register, interested individuals should contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-693-2067 or e-mail us at