Requirements

Administration

Superintendent:  Hoyt Lewis
Assistant Superintendent, Director of Student Services:  Kathe Corning
Business Manager, Administrative Assistant:  Pam Clark
Financial Aid:  Dana Ellis
Counselor:  Cheri Lou Gastineau
Career Employment Coordinator:  Shelby Luna

Instructor:  Kelly Pease

Contact Information:  Western Technology Center, 2605 E. Main, Weatherford, OK 73096; 580-772-0294 Ext. 125; email:  [email protected]

Fact Sheet

Pre-Entrance Tests

You must take WTC’s pre-entrance tests.  Testing will be scheduled monthly.

Contact, the school counselor, at 580-562-3181, ext. 280 to schedule your assessment.

Length of the Course

The course is nine months long from August until May approximately 1050 hours.  Class will follow the Western Technology Centers school calendar. 

Program Goals


  1. To continue good communications internally and externally within the industry.
  2. 
To provide the student with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and professionalism to be successfully employed in the dental health care field or related professions.  

  3. To continue developing effective partnerships within the dental communities of the dental assisting students.

Employment Opportunities


  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Supply Sales Representative
  • Sterilization Assistant
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Assistant

College Opportunities

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Dental Specialist

Curricular Content 



General Studies:  


  •   Oral Communications

  •   Written Communications
  •   Psychology 

Biomedical Sciences:


  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition 

Clinical Sciences:


  • General Dentistry
  • Specialties
  • Practice Management
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Environmental Hazard
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects
  • Diagnosis & Treatment 

Dental Sciences:


  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Embryology & Histology
  • Pharmacology
  • Dental Materials
  • Head & Neck Anatomy
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Radiology

Clinical Practice:


300 hours with local dental offices

Tuition and Fees


Click to see Expense List.  Note: Prices are current but subject to change.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM DISCLOSURE

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission of Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. 

It is the policy of the Western Technology Center to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified handicap, or veteran status in its education programs and activities.  This includes, but is not limited to admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment. 

Inquiries concerning the applications of this policy may be referred to Coordinators of Title IX, and Section 504 responsibilities, Western Technology Center, P.O. Box 1469, Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624, (580) 562-3181.