Dental Science


The CTE Dental Science Program is a combination of subject matter and experience designed to prepare the student to assist the dentist at chair side, perform reception and clerical functions, and to carry out selected dental laboratory work.  Objectives are: (1) to prepare high school students for full-time employment in the dental office occupational area upon completion of the program or to encourage continuing education or training, and (2) to provide each student will broad entry-level skills in a cluster of related jobs. 


The second year will offer further training in dental assisting techniques including such procedures as radiographic techniques, denture repairs, making temporaries, and dental office emergencies.  It will also offer a chance for a student to obtain some work-related experience.


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Application Form Required

Prospective students are required to complete and submit an application form to their high school counselor to be considered for enrollment into this program. More information and application form can be found under the Parents/Students tab.

The Dental Science Program is offered at the following location:

  • Woodhaven High School

Additional Credit Requirements for Graduation:

This state-approved CTE program may meet additional graduation credit requirements, including:

  •  Mathematics/Final Year Math-Related
  • Science
  • VPAA (Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts)

Contact your district's high school counseling department for details.

Possible Articulations:

  • Baker College
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Wayne County Community College District

CTE Student Credentials:

CTE Credentials are in the process of being aligned for this state approved CTE program. Program specific information will be updated in 2024 - 2025.

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