Looking for a Fall 2016 class at our brand new Sunnyvale Center? Choose from CSU/UC transferrable, degree applicable, and career training classes offered in the day, evening or online. The fall quarter doesn’t start until Monday, September 26 and there are still openings available in:
Interested in a health care career? The Foothill College Dental Assisting Program will train you for a well-paying, rewarding career in only 10 months. To apply for the program, you need only have completed a high school diploma or equivalent, and submit a completed program application. To review and download the application, visit https://www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/dentala/app.php.
Learn more about the program, meet program faculty and students, and tour the on-campus Dental Health Clinic at the Dental Programs Information Night on September 21 at 6 p.m. in Room 5001. Admission is free; parking is $3.
New technology is rapidly changing the field of dentistry. For example, computerized dental equipment can take up-close views of the inside of a patient's mouth and immediately print the image. Digital dental X-rays do not require processing with messy liquids, rather the image can be seen on a computer monitor within seconds of the exposure. Titanium implants, which are stronger and more stable than dentures or removable partials, can be used to replace missing teeth.
Along with the rapid changes in dentistry, there is also a great demand for qualified dental assistants to work with dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians to deliver dental care in a caring and skilled manner. The Foothill College Dental Assisting Program offers a balance of academic, laboratory and clinical courses to prepare students to work in this rapidly changing field.
Graduates receive a radiology license and certificates in both coronal polishing, and pit and fissure sealants. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board and California's Registered Dental Assisting examinations.
Foothill College is accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and Foothill's dental programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In addition, Foothill's dental assisting program awards a specialty career certificate as well as an associate in science degree.
Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.
Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.
Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information.