As a Dental Assistant, you’re an integral part of the dental team. You’ll work with your dental team to help prepare patients for exams, take X-rays, sterilize equipment, and educate patients in proper oral care. Depending on what state or environment you work at, other duties will vary.
Dental Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The Dental Assisting program at Concorde Career College prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for success in an entry-level Dental Assistant position. The program aims to guide students in developing proficiency, professionalism, empathy, and accurate technique while learning to interact professionally with dentists, coworkers, and patients.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The Dental Assisting degree program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in which students are required to successfully complete radiological written and skills assessments.
*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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The Dental Assistant makes an important contribution to the success of a dental practice as a valuable member of the dental healthcare team. The Dental Assistant’s responsibilities may include preparing patients for procedures, assisting the dentist with instrument transfer during procedures, maintaining treatment planning records, exposing and processing dental x-rays, reviewing oral hygiene and postoperative care instructions with patients, performing laboratory work, and managing such essential functions as inventory control, infection control and OSHA compliance. The Dental Assistant may also be called on to assist in the business office with filing records, preparing insurance reports, maintaining records on the computer, and scheduling appointments.
Accreditation and Licensure
Accreditation and Licensure
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How Long Is The Dental Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?
The Dental Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 19 months. However, this varies by location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Dental Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Program Start?
Call us to find out when the Dental Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates can also be found in the campus catalog located at www.concorde.edu.
What is the dental assisting career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, the dental assistant job field is projected to grow 11 percent through 2028. Keeping proper oral health is key to keeping healthy overall. Therefore, the demand for dental services is expected to rise as the population ages.
Why should I become a dental assistant?
Dental assistants work with dentists and dental hygienists to help patients feel comfortable and happy about oral health. From assisting with dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions, no two days are the same if you become a dental assistant. Dental assistants can enjoy a rewarding experience and have the opportunity for career advancements.
Does Concorde offer dental assistant externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Dental Assisting (Associate of Applied Science) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.