The program provides the Dental Assistant with entry-level theory and hands-on training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This will equip the Dental Assistant with the competencies required to perform in either a clinical, laboratory, or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in laboratory procedures, X-ray procedures, CPR, and patient assessments. He/She will be able to perform clinical procedures, sterilization and infection control techniques, and equipment maintenance.
In some venues, the Dental Assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures such as computerized record keeping, keyboarding, billing, coding, insurance claims and scheduling. The Dental Assistant possesses a thorough understanding of dental related ethics and other business principles that bear on the practitioner’s relationship with the patient.
*Not all Programs and Courses are available at all of the campuses
- Orientation and Introduction to Infection Control
- Restorative Dentistry & Dental Charting
- Prosthodontics & Dental Office Lab
- Dental Radiology & Office Administration
- Dental Specialties & Preventative Dentistry
- Employment Preparation & Review and Externship
*The first training module taken will be Orientation and Introduction to Infection Control and the last training module taken will be Employment Preparation & Review and Externship. All other modules can be taken in any order.
- Length: 36 weeks (9 months)
- Hours: 765 clock hours which includes 225 externship hours / 135 outside additional clock hours
- Credits: 26 semester credits
- Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
Dental Assisting Careers
The Dental Assisting student will be trained to perform in an entry level in position, normally available in a dental facility, such as clinical dental assistant, dental laboratory assistant and dental office administrative assistant.
As the dental profession continues to grow as a result of the population living longer and advancements in procedures, treatments, prevention and cosmetics or aesthetic dentistry, more patients will require dental services. Therefore, an increasing number of Dental Assistants will be needed to handle the many responsibilities for which they are uniquely trained. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for Dental Assistants will increase by 19% from 2016 to 2026. *www.bls.gov
Gainful Employment Disclosures
For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please click on a campus below to see our Gainful Employment Disclosure.