Dental Assistant Certificate Program
Stautzenberger College offers dental assistant training that employers seek in new hires. Students are taught both the clinical and administrative skills needed to become a member of a dental care team. The program combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on training in lab and clinical settings guided by instructors who are currently practicing or have experience in the dental field.
Program length – 2 months
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The Dental Assistant program curriculum includes courses in anatomy, infection control, office procedures, dental material, radiography and chair-side procedures. The program includes an externship following completion of all required course work, providing real-world experience.
Not for academic credit.
An efficient dental assistant helps keep everything running smoothly in a dental practice. They usually have a wide variety of responsibilities that may include, providing patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Dental assistants can work in dental offices, clinics, and specialty practices, such as orthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons.
Demand for dental assistants is expected to grow by 14% between 2014 and 2024 with 137,500 projected job openings.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16