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Dental Technology students experience academic and professional training in a highly focused work environment. Each student experiences hands-on learning, offering valuable preparation for future placement in the stimulating and advancing field of dental technology. Areas of study include: Sterilization & Disinfection, Operatory and Dental Equipment Maintenance, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Dental Terminology, Radiography, Bite-wings, Basic Chairside, Oral Inspection, Instrument/Tray Identification and Use, as well as a Clinical Practicum
This is a year-long program (September - June) running daily from Monday through Friday-- 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. High school students may earn the following credit equivalencies for the school year: 1.0 Science/Lab Science, 1.0 Technical English and 1.0 Occupational Education. See your high school counselor for details.
High School students may also earn up to 21 college credits through the Tech Prep articulation process. Students must meet all Tech Prep requirements in order to receive college credit.
Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals when applicable. Uniform and certification fees may apply. This is a blended delivery model program, and both high school and Skagit Valley College students may attend.
All programs at the Academy are required to have an Advisory Board made up of members who are working or teaching in a related industry/business.
Dental Technology Advisory Board
Chris Berberena, Supervisor, Sea Mar Dental Clinics
Dr. David Dormans, DDS, NCTA Dental Clinic
Dr. Karen Homitz, DDS
Dr. Christine Johnson, DDS
Karen McGuinn, BTC/CDA-DA Instructor
Karen Parnell, Deputy Director, Community Action Agency of Skagit County
Dr. Larry Quesnell, DDS
Debbie Riegel, Registered Dental Hygienist