Dental Assistant

Embark on a rewarding career with our comprehensive Dental Assistant program. This program is specifically designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s fast-paced dental care environment.

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About our Dental Assistant Program

Our program combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience, ensuring that you are well-prepared for all aspects of dental assisting. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from understanding the structure and function of the teeth and mouth to mastering the latest dental technologies and techniques. You’ll learn about dental pathology, preventive care, and patient management as well as receive training in specialized procedures such as radiography and sterilization.

Program Objectives

Understand and perform a wide range of dental office procedures from administrative tasks to patient care and management.

Gain proficiency in dental radiography, dental materials, and preventive dentistry.

Prepare for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exams, aiming for certifications that will enhance employability.

Program Structure

Students will explore the evolution of dental practices and the role of dental assistants in the modern dental office. This course includes an overview of the dental healthcare team, dental ethics, and professional development within the field.

This course covers the legal framework governing dental practice, including patient confidentiality, consent, and dental records management. Students learn about compliance with healthcare laws and regulations that impact dental practices.

Focuses on the basic anatomy of the oral cavity and facial structures. Students also become familiar with the setup of a dental operatory and the proper use and maintenance of dental equipment.

Students will learn about the development, anatomy, and function of different types of teeth. This course also discusses common dental pathologies and preventive care associated with primary and permanent teeth.

An in-depth look at the oral cavity’s anatomy, including soft and hard tissue components. Students will learn about the common diseases affecting the oral cavity and their implications for overall health.

Covers the types and maintenance of dental handpieces, the importance of sterilization protocols, and infection control. This course is crucial for ensuring safety and hygiene in the dental office.

Provides students with hands-on experience in a real-world dental setting. Under supervision, students will practice dental assisting tasks, interact with patients, and apply their classroom knowledge in practical scenarios.

A dentist checks a patient's teeth in an African dental clinic.
About this program:
Hybrid Format

Online & In-Person


10 Weeks


On Campus


On Campus

Certification Exam:
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Current Immunizations & Health Records

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

Copy of BLS/CPR certification

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