Fundamentals of Dental Assisting


This course provides an introduction to basic dental assisting skills for pre-dental students planning to participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program and for individuals seeking an entry-level position in a dental office.

This course includes self-study via required readings and trainings PLUS one weekend of in-person instruction.


At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Seek an entry-level or volunteer assisting position in a dental office
  • Infection Control/Aseptic Technique/PPE
  • Identification of Instruments and Equipment
  • Dental Anatomy and Terminology

Course Materials

After completing your registration you will receive an Enrollment Confirmation email with information to log in to Google Classroom to complete your requirements.


Melissa Marquez, CDA, CRDH, BHSc

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Registration Information

Dates & Fees

September 28-29, 2024
October 26-27, 2024

24 Participant Limit

Schedule & CEU

8:00AM – 4:00PM
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Networking Lunch Provided

Credit Hours:
14 CEU (Participation)

Cancellation Policy