Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Dental Assistant Back Office Internship (Spring)


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

Administration of Justice (AOJ)
Animal Health Care (Fall)
Animal Health Care Internship (Spring)
Art of Animation
Art of TV & Video Production
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Advanced
Automotive Technology Internship
Automotive Technology Introduction
Automotive Technology MLR I
Automotive Technology MLR II
Baking & Pastry Fundamentals
BITA (Building Industry Technology Academy)
Broadcast News
Careers with Children Internship
Child Development
CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship
Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics (Adv.)
Computerized Integrated Manufacturing
Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Costume Design
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
CTE Medical Pathways
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts (Adv.)
Culinary Arts Internship
Dental Assistant Back Office (Fall)
Dental Assistant Back Office Internship (Spring)
Dental Assistant Front Office
Diversified Service Careers Internship
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Engineering Design & Development
Film & Digital Media Studies
Fire Science 101
Intermediate Video & Film
Introduction to Engineering Design
Media Arts Advanced
Media Arts Intermediate
Media Arts Introduction
Medical Careers & Health Systems
Medical Nursing Careers Internship
Multimedia Communications Design
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Internship
Principles of Engineering
Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
Sports Medicine Advanced
Sports Medicine Internship
Study of TV and Film Making
Theater Technology
Virtual Enterprise