Manassas, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting

Program Overview

Program Description:

If you are interested in a career that can help bring a smile to someone's face , then check out our Dental Assistant field. In 1.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Dental Assisting.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

Research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.*
Dentists will likely continue to hire more dental assistants to complete routine tasks, allowing the dentist to see more patients in their practice and spend their time on more complex procedures.*
As dental practices grow, more dental assistants will be needed.*
As the large baby-boom population ages, and as people keep more of their original teeth than did previous generations, the need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental assistants.*
Office duties may include:

Clerical Billing
Record keeping
General Office Procedures
Patient-related responsibilities typically include:

Preparing patients for examinations
Conducting patient interviews
Charting histories
Taking vital signs
Assisting during minor surgeries and laboratory procedures

Additional Program Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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