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Salina Area Technical College offers an extensive list of continuing education programs for persons interested in evening, short-term, or specialized classes.  Courses will be listed on the online application for admission as they are scheduled.  Make sure you mark "Non-Degree Seeking/Continuing Education" when completing the online application for admission. 

DEN 248 Nitrous Oxide Adminstration - Hybrid Class

(no credit)

The Course

The Nitrous Oxide course at Salina Tech is designed to prepare dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other auxiliary dental professionals the proper administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen.  Through didactic and clinical instruction, this 2-day course at Salina Tech covers the concepts behind nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation, as well as, safe and effective techniques for monitoring the administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen. 

Course objectives  

  • History, philosophy and psychology of nitrous oxide sedation
  • Medical Assessment of the patient prior to administration
  • Safe and effective techniques for administration
  • Post-operative care of the patient
  • Legal and ethical considerations

Requirements for Admission

  • Proof of current employment in a dental office
  • Proof of current CPR/First Aid card

 First Day, Saturday, October 13th, is Online (Computer with Internet Access Required)

Second Day, October 20th will be on campus in Building A, Room A-242 (upper level, north end)

8 am to 4 pm


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DEN 270 Supragingival Scaling for Dental Assistants

The Course

The Supragingival Scaling course at Salina Tech is approved by the Kansas Dental Board, designed for certified dental assistants and/or experienced dental assistants to expand their skills in preventative dentistry with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in supragingival scaling and polishing.  The course includes review of infection control, radiology, tooth morphology, as well as didactic instruction in nutrition, periodontal disease, dental caries, oral hygiene instruction, topical fluoride, principles of instrumentation and risk management.

Requirements for Admission

Graduate of an accredited dental assistant program and CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) or three years employment as a dental assistant within the last five years (verification required) or departmental consent. Must have current accepted CPR with hands-on training. Tuition: $1,181.00.

Books: New $257    Rent: $60     (We need to know beforehand if you intend to rent, as we have a limited supply for rental. Rental is first-come, first-served). You can rent on your own if you prefer: Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist 12th Edition. Esther M. Wilkins ISBN 978-1-4511-03111-4; Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation 8th Edition. Jill S. Nield-Gehrig ISBN 978-1-4963-2020-9.

Instruments: All scalers/curettes must be newas used scalers/curettes may have been sharpened incorrectly, which will alter the angle of the blade, or be dull. Instruments that are not scalers/curettes can be used. New: $362 - these instruments will be yours to keep.

Or you can purchase your own:

  • Dental Mirror
  • Shepherd hook explorer
  • 11/12 explorer
  • Periodontal Probe
  • #17S/18S STERLING™ Double-Ended McCalls Curette
  • #H5 Hygienist/33 Jacquette Scaler with #8 ResinEight Handle
  • #S204S Sickle Scaler with #8 ResinEight Handle
  • #5/6 Barnhart Curette with #8 Handle
  • SteriCage
  • Typodont

May 11, 2018 through June 30, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Room 242 

 Class Is No Longer Accepting Enrollment








Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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