Dental Assistant Certificate
Work as a dental assistant in a clean, quiet health care environment, performing chairside and related dental office and lab procedures.
If you would like to be part of a dental health care team, working as a strong unit, you can help dentists and their patients prevent pain, tooth loss, gum disease and other serious dental issues. It is also a perfect way to start or hit “refresh” on a career with great earning potential and many opportunities for advancement.
By taking just 18 credits over three terms and 9 months, you can enter this high-demand field. Work as a dental assistant in a clean, quiet health care environment, performing chairside and related dental office and lab procedures. As a friendly face and a steady hand, you will greet patients and help with
- Scheduling appointments.
- Handling billing and payments.
- Managing and maintaining patient records.
- Sterilizing instruments.
- Preparing patients and the dentist’s work area.
- Assisting dentists during procedures when needed.
- Using the suction hose during procedures.
- Processing x-rays.
Thanks to a partnership with Verber Dental Group, your targeted training will include some of the most practical, relevant and up-to-date education available in the midstate. In addition to the classroom, you will perform a minimum of 80 hours per term in a clinical externship.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for this position will grow 8% between 2021 and 2031, reflecting a career path that can deliver job stability and ample opportunities to advance.
Biomedical Science in Dentistry
Essential Dental Assisting Skills
Dental Clinical and Behavioral Science
Chairside Dental Assisting Functions
Dental Anatomy and Material Sciences
Advanced Dental Assisting Functions
Careers in this field include
- Dental Assistant
- Dental hygienist
People who thrive in this field
- Good at working with your hands