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. As a Dental Assistant, you’ll work with the dental team to help prepare patients for exams, take X-rays, sterilize equipment, and educate patients in proper oral care.
Dental Assisting Mission Statement
The Dental Assisting Diploma 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 program learning objectives include achievement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in management skills, appointment scheduling, laboratory procedures, maintenance of patient records, chairside assistance, instructing patients in proper oral hygiene, and assisting in the selection, placement and removal of rubber dam, sutures, and periodontal packs.*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
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.
Accreditation and Licensure
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How Long Is The Dental Assisting (Diploma) Program at Concorde?
The Dental Assisting (Diploma) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 10 months. This program is only offered at the Memphis campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Dental Assisting (Diploma) Program Start?
Call us to find out when the Dental Assisting (Diploma) 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 assistant 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 (Diploma) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.