Program Details


Location:
Fort Collins, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Diploma
Specialty:
Medical Assisting

Program Overview

Program Description:

A career in Dental Assisting is ideal for individuals who are interested in delivering patient care and working in the healthcare field. From learning the clinical skills to the administrative tasks that take place in a dental office, oral surgery center or public healthcare facility, students will be trained to work alongside dentists, assist with chair-side procedures, interact with patients, perform equipment sterilizations and learn how to effectively operate state-of-the-art equipment used in a dental office setting.

compare-us-button-daDental Assisting Diploma Program Highlights & Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will qualify them for entry-level positions as Dental Assistants. Dental Assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures. The program offers training in dental assisting techniques, dental sciences, dental materials, dental radiography, specialty practices and office management. Students complete a 5-week externship and graduate the program eligible to sit for the Registered Dental Assistant exam.

Dental Assisting Program Certifications
Registered Dental Assistant
CPR, First Aid Certification (Adult, Child & Infant)
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Blood-borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission

Dental Assisting Career Opportunities
As a Dental Assistant, you may be employed by/as:

  •     Dental offices
  •     Public healthcare facilities
  •     Oral care facilities
  •     Specialty practices, such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, endodontic, periodontics, prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry clinics.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

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