What is Dental Assisting?
The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures. The Dental Assisting program is a full year in length divided into two semesters and an eight-week summer session. One class of twelve students is accepted annually, beginning with the fall semester.
Employment opportunities in our service area are primarily in private general practice where all types of dental procedures are performed or in one of the specialty practices such as oral surgery or orthodontics where the focus is limited. Other excellent career options for formally trained dental assistants are:
- Dental auxiliary education
- Federal dental facilities
- Public health dentistry
The job market is excellent for dental assistants locally and nationally.
Dental Assisting Admission Information