Dental Assistant

Because this is a non-credit program, it is not available for Federal Financial Aid programs. Students may be qualified for other funding sources through scholarships, loans, and other programs.

Program Type

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About the Program

As the national need for healthcare services continues to grow, so does the demand for dental assistants, making this a promising career path. The program covers a wide range of topics, including the history of dentistry, legal aspects, oral anatomy, tooth structure, and more. By familiarizing learners with both administrative and clinical duties, the program provides a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to function as a dental assistant.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for entry into this program, students must have completed a high school diploma or GED.

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

There is an increasing need for dental assistants in our region with the median salary of $21/hour. 

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the process for gathering and assessing patient health information
  • Explain the foundations of and procedures used in clinical dentistry
  • Summarize the use of radiology in dentistry and issues associated with it
  • Describe the primary materials, instruments, and equipment used in dentistry including basic care and maintenance of instruments
  • Outline how dental assistants assist with various dental procedures and types of dentistry
  • Summarize the essential administrative and communication skills required of dental assistants
  • Explain the anatomy, physiology, and pathology concepts associated with dentistry
  • Explain infection control, safety, and emergency procedures and regulations in the dental environment
  • Explain pediatric and orthodontic procedures and tools

Price: $1,549

Includes all textbooks and materials and Certificate of Completion.

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