South Texas ISD Medical Professions is adding on to its list of available medical certification opportunities for students. New to the list in the dental program is the Nitrous Oxide Certification- recognized by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners – which allows registered dental assistants to monitor patients receiving the sedation under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
Medical Professions is the only high school in the state to offer three dental medical certifications: National Entry-Level Dental Assistant (NELDA), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and the Nitrous Oxide Certification.
In order for students to be eligible to sit for the exam, students must pass the first semester by 75 percent or higher, complete all labs and mock exams and pass the RDA certification exam.
Hear from dental program instructor and registered dental hygienist, Angela Villarreal, and seniors Rebecca De La Garza and Juan Castillo of Brownsville in featured video below.