Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Dental Assistant Back Office Internship


This course provides advanced training in dental assisting. Students will prepare patients, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials and assist the dentist through participation in an internship. Additionally students will practice theory and clinical applications in dental radiography in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the California Board of Dental Examiners.  Radiology certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.  Students completing this program will be qualified to be employed in the dental field or may enroll in higher education for advanced training.


  • Introduction and orientation
  • The dental industry
  • Workplace safety
  • Principles of X-ray generation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Equipment and films
  • Intra-oral exposure techniques
  • Radiographic instruments
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Pre-clinical
  • Clinical
  • Advanced Assisting in dental specialties
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Dental office emergencies
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Business communications
  • Communication skills
  • Thinking and problem solving skills


Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Course Descriptions

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