Dental Assistant

Create Healthy Smiles as aDental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Will I be a certified Dental Assistant at the end of this program?

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).

Are there any types of special immunizations required to work in this field?

Students need to have the Hepatitis B series as well as the TB skin test within the last year.

Will I actually get to work on live patients during my training or will it only be with manikins? 

Your training will consist of working on both manikins and live patients.

What is the job outlook for Dental Assistants? 

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The aging population and ongoing research linking oral health and general health will continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.

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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 03, 2018).

 

* - 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 03, 2018).