Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Program

Take the Next Step in Your Career as a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants are the dentist’s sales representatives and are trained to provide the utmost customer service and highest quality of dental care for their patients. Dental Assistants are trained in the different dental instruments, equipment, and procedures to assist the dentist and explain the dentist’s instructions, helping patients feel at ease. They enjoy daily contact with patients while working alongside the dental care team.

The Dental Assistant program is a good preparation for the Dental Hygiene program.

Dental Assistant Program
2017 – 2018 Start Dates

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Take the Next Step in Your Career as a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants are the dentist’s sales representatives and are trained to provide the utmost customer service and highest quality of dental care for their patients. Dental Assistants are trained in the different dental instruments, equipment, and procedures to assist the dentist and explain the dentist’s instructions, helping patients feel at ease. They enjoy daily contact with patients while working alongside the dental care team.

The Dental Assistant program is a good preparation for the Dental Hygiene program.

Program At A Glance

Dental Assistant Program

How Long is the Program?

11 Months

What Jobs Do Grads Get?

Dental Assistant, Customer Service (front office), Clinical Positions (back office)

What Is The Median Pay Of Grads?

$17.15/Hour

Dental Assistant Program

How Long is the Program?

11 Months

What Jobs Do Grads Get?

Dental Assistant, Customer Service (front office), Clinical Positions (back office)

What Is The Median Pay Of Grads?

$17.15/Hour

Dental Assistant Program Start Dates 2017 – 2018

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Healthcare Career College

Dental Assistant Program

Degree Features:

  • Free certification Prep and Testing
  • Electronic Dental Records Training
  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Externship included

Possible Job Duties:

  • Prepare materials for impressions and restorations
  • Take dental x-rays, and process the film as directed by a dentist
  • Remove sutures, apply topical anesthetics to gums or cavity-preventive agents to teeth
  • Remove excess cement used in the filling process
  • Place rubber dams on the teeth to isolate them for individual treatment

Duration: 11 months
Median Pay: $17.15/hour
Job Growth: 14.1% (Much Faster than Average)

EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2017

Dental Assistant Program

What you will learn

  • Sterilize and disinfect dental instruments
  • Set up instrument trays
  • Prepare materials
  • Assist dentist during procedures
  • Take dental x-rays
  • Record treatment information in patient records
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
  • Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies
  • Pour, trim and polish study casts
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts
  • Clean and polish removable appliances
  • Procedure and Diagnostic Coding

Job  Outlook

  • Opportunities in both customer service (front office) and clinical (back office) positions
  • Small and large organizations hiring
  • Employment growth of  14.1% from 2012 & 2022 in Los Angeles County
  • Employment growth of 15.6% from 2014 & 2024 in California
  • Career growth potential
  • Certification is accepted nationally

Certification

  • Dental Assistant Diploma

Dental Assistant Program

What you will learn

  • Sterilize and disinfect dental instruments
  • Set up instrument trays
  • Prepare materials
  • Assist dentist during procedures
  • Take dental x-rays
  • Record treatment information in patient records
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
  • Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies
  • Pour, trim and polish study casts
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts
  • Clean and polish removable appliances
  • Procedure and Diagnostic Coding

Job  Outlook

  • Opportunities in both customer service (front office) and clinical (back office) positions
  • Small and large organizations hiring
  • Employment growth of  14.1% from 2012 & 2022 in Los Angeles County
  • Employment growth of 15.6% from 2014 & 2024 in California
  • Career growth potential
  • Certification is accepted nationally

Certification

  • Dental Assistant Diploma

I am proud to say that I completed my Medical Assistant course at Healthcare Career College. I am honored to say that all of my hard work paid off. I was hired at St. John’s Well Child & Family Center where I completed my externship.

– Reyna Lopez, Medical Assistant at St John’s Well Child & Family Center

Take Your First Step

Today is the first step in your journey to a rewarding career in healthcare.

I am proud to say that I completed my Medical Assistant course at Healthcare Career College. I am honored to say that all of my hard work paid off. I was hired at St. John’s Well Child & Family Center where I completed my externship.

– Reyna Lopez, Medical Assistant at St John’s Well Child & Family Center

Take Your First Step

Today is the first step in your journey to a rewarding career in healthcare.

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

If you are looking to get started with a rewarding career in healthcare, we have a program for you. Below you can learn more about some of our most popular programs. Don’t see the program you’re looking for? Click here to see all of the programs that we offer.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Medical Assistant

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Ultrasound Tech

An ultrasound tech is trained to perform a diagnostic medical sonography and provide adequate images from which a clinical interpretation can be made for diagnostic purposes.

Medical Assistant

Doctors depend on Medical Assistants to collect needed health information and assist with procedures such as blood draws, injections, EKG, and physical exams.

Ultrasound Tech

An ultrasound tech is trained to perform a diagnostic medical sonography and provide adequate images from which a clinical interpretation can be made for diagnostic purposes.

Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nurses, sometimes called Practical Nurses, care for people who are sick, injured, disabled or otherwise in need of professional medical care

Medical Billing/Coding

Computerized Medical Billing and Coding professionals create and manage important medical documentation working in a variety of medical offices.

Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nurses, sometimes called Practical Nurses, care for people who are sick, injured, disabled or otherwise in need of professional medical care

Medical Billing/Coding

Computerized Medical Billing and Coding professionals create and manage important medical documentation working in a variety of medical offices.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants not only assist the dentist, but they are also trained to handle different dental instruments, important equipment, and procedures.

Healthcare Management

Healthcare Managers learn the budgeting and billing systems that are needed to keep a medical office, clinic, or hospital running efficiently.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants not only assist the dentist, but they are also trained to handle different dental instruments, important equipment, and procedures.

Healthcare Management

Healthcare Managers learn the budgeting and billing systems that are needed to keep a medical office, clinic, or hospital running efficiently.

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