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You will get a certificate of completion at the end of the program. You can sit for the National Association of Health Professionals' Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant (NRCDA).
Dental assisting certification students need to have the Hepatitis B series as well as the TB skin test within the last year.
Your training will consist of working on both manikins and live patients.
Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Earning a dental assisting certification now can help you achieve long-term success as the need for dental services holds steady.**
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* Program length is assuming continual full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.
** Median salary information and projected job growth is from: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited January 21, 2020).
$18.59 per hour | $38,660 per year**