Stacy Buss, RDH
This program is designed for Juniors and Seniors with an interest in dental healthcare. The program offers students the opportunity to explore the dental health profession by providing hands-on experience and classroom instruction. Students will learn skills in chairside assisting, infection control, front office procedures, instrument identification, radiology safety, and laboratory procedures. Students will have the opportunity to become CPR certified and receive the dental radiology course certificate approved by the Utah Dental Advisory Board.
Students practice skills on each other. Students must have the Hepatitis B Vaccination Series and a current TB Test. A 90 hour clinical experience in a working dental office must be completed with a satisfactory evaluation from the dentist and their staff. The student is responsible for finding a dental office to complete the 90 hour clinical experience. Students must receive a classroom grade of 75% in order to receive credit for participation in the clinical experience. Students must demonstrate consistent attendance and punctuality, with no more than 4 absences and 5 tardies per quarter.
About the Instructor
Stacy Buss is a registered dental hygienist. Her love of dental began in 1996 when she started her career as a dental assistant. After a year of assisting she became an instructor. Stacy moved from Washington state in 2003 and loves UT. In 2006 she decided to further her career in the dental field and worked hard to become a dental hygienist. Since graduating, Stacy has been active in the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Stacy is currently serving as President-elect of the Salt Lake component of the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association (UDHA). Stacy enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dogs.