Dental Assistant careers across the country continue to grow. This is a great career choice for individuals looking for flexible schedules and a variety of responsibilities.
Dental Assistants (DA) are valued and integral members of the dental care team, helping the dentist provide quality oral health care. The responsibilities of the Dental Assistant require both interpersonal and technical expertise. Dental Assistants perform a variety of clinical and clerical skills.
Clinical skills may include:
Clerical skills may involve:
Most Dental Assistants work in solo or group dental offices, but there are also many opportunities in specialty dental practices offering services such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, and periodontics. Employment opportunities are also available in hospital dental clinics and long-term care facilities.
2012 to 2022
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, All DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management, and how to present a professional image.
Program length: 30 weeks
Program offered: Daytime and Evening* (Evening program is offered in a blended format)
*Blended programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.
Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)
Graduates earn a Diploma