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Hennepin Technical College

Hennepin Technical College’s mission is to provide quality technical education needed for employment in an ever-changing global work environment. Hennepin Technical College (HTC) seeks to implement its mission by providing:

  • A safe, accessible, and effective teaching and learning environment that supports sensitivity to diverse individuals and groups.

  • Individual courses and course sequences which lead to A.A.S. degrees, diplomas, and certificates, which provide learners the opportunity to maximize their potential through the lifelong learning process.

  • Developmental, general education, and technical career education curricula designed to prepare learners for employment in an ever-changing workplace.

  • A comprehensive array of student support services and financial assistance.

  • Opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through participation in student and professional organizations.

  • Positive working relationships with business, industry, and other agencies to ensure that programs and equipment are relevant to emerging technology and occupational innovation.

  • Flexible and responsive Customized Training Services to meet the specific needs and expectations of business, industry, and the community.

  • Leadership roles that foster professional growth and promotion for a diverse, qualified staff.

  • Intercollegiate relationships and cooperative agreements which increase opportunities and maximize resources.

  • Organizational structures, which support communication, shared decision making, and quality programs and services.

Dental Assistant

The dental assistant is an important member of a professional health team. A dental assistant performs many duties at chairside to assist the dentist during patient treatment and then to complete patient records. The assistant must also be skilled in related office tasks and procedures including appointment scheduling and telephone communications, as well as laboratory procedures. A registered dental assistant is able to perform all expanded duties authorized by the MN State Board of Dentistry. Several of these duties are taking radiographs (x-rays), polishing teeth, placing pit and fissure sealant, taking impressions, performing orthodontic procedures, placing and removing of rubber dams.

Personal qualities considered essential for this occupation are the ability to work well with others, the desire to be a part of a professional team, manual dexterity, good communication skills, the ability to follow direct supervision and to be sensitive to others' needs. The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation. Students are encouraged to have taken English, science, biology, and computer classes prior to or during the dental assistant program.

School name:Hennepin Technical College
Address:9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Zip & city:55445 Minnesota
Phone:(952) 995-1300

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