- Prepare for a professional career as a dental assistant or for further education as an expanded- function dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab technician, or dentist.
- Experience the satisfaction of providing high quality patient care in a team-oriented, modern dental office environment.
- Perform a wide variety of dental office duties with other dental professionals that include taking x-rays, mixing materials, passing instruments, sterilization and receptionist duties.
- Work alongside other dental professionals to ensure patients receive the highest quality dental care.
Job Titles – Career Pathways
31-9091 Dental Assistant
Local Dental Office Receptionist
Local Dental Laboratory Technician Assistant
Local Sterilization Assistant
CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Berks Technical Institute
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Keystone Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
McCann’s School of Business
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Dental Assisting
BLS Healthcare Provider
Heartsaver First Aid
OSHA – Healthcare Certification
Radiation Health & Safety
➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.
Instructor– Ms. Jacklyn Rusnock
I am a graduate of Muhlenberg High School. I received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Dental Hygiene and have worked as a dental hygienist in private practices for more than 22 years. I taught Dental Occupations at Berks Career & Technology Center, East Campus, and am delighted to be teaching at RMCTC.
Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene, West Virginia University
Working toward Voc II Certification – Temple University
Certifications and Awards
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Pennsylvania State License
I have worked as a clinical dental hygienist in private practices for more than 22 years. I also served as the long-term substitute instructor for the Dental program at Berks Career & Technology Center.
Hire Date: 2015
I have donated my time to various organizations and charities throughout the community over the years.
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