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Dental Assisting & Dental Assistant (Diploma & Associate Programs)

Train to Assist at the Front Desk or Chairside

  • Learn the foundations of dental care and front office operations in this diploma program.
  • Curriculum includes an externship so you gain real-world experience.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as nine-months of study for the diploma program and 18-months for the associate degree program at the Southaven and Memphis campuses.*

Program Overview

Dental assistants do a little of everything in the dental office. From updating patient records to sterilizing instruments and assisting during procedures, their role is versatile, fast-paced, and can make a real difference in the lives of patients. With Concorde in Orlando, you can be ready to pursue a dental assistant career in months, not years. Dental Assistant Curriculum Concorde’s dental assistant diploma teaches foundational concepts of dentistry, including anatomy, physiology and the different dental specialties in as few as nine months. You’ll learn to take impressions, assist during procedures, and keep the front office operating efficiently.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

9 / 18* Mo

Program Length

11%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Concorde’s dental assistant diploma teaches foundational concepts of dentistry, including anatomy, physiology and the different dental specialties in as few as nine-months.* You’ll learn to take impressions, assist during procedures, and keep the front office operating efficiently.

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting & Dental Terminology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Materials and Procedures
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Diagnostics and Orthodontics
  • Dental Radiology
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. 

Career Outlook

Job growth for dental assistants should rise along with over all demand for dental care.

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary. 

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is proud to offer the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship, named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal’s dedication to improving the lives of those in need, and created to provide tuition assistance to individuals with a desire to serve and provide excellent patient care. The scholarship is awarded based on applicant excellence as well as financial need. To apply for consideration please ask your admissions representative for more information.

Accreditation

Dental Assistant

FOR THE CAMPUSES AT JACKSONVILLE, MIRAMAR, ORLANDO AND TAMPA:

The Dental Assistant program is approved by the Florida State Board of Dentistry to certify dental assisting students in expanded duties and radiology. Department of Health, Board of Dentistry: 4052 Bald Cypress Way; Bin C-08, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258; 850-488-0595.

Dental Assisting (Diploma)

FOR THE CAMPUS IN MEMPHIS:

The Dental Assisting (Diploma) program is approved by the Dental Board, State of Tennessee Health Related Boards, 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-532-5073; 1-800-778-4123.

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