Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Diploma Program - Hybrid (Online & On-Campus)

Dental Assisting

The Diploma in Dental Assisting program prepares students to seek entry-level employment as a Dental Assistant in a variety of dental settings. The content of the program provides students with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in dental assisting procedures to include: chairside assisting, dental office administration, infection control and dental treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental setting.

  • Identify the legal and ethical standards, guidelines, and regulations pertinent to the dental field and dental assisting.
  • Clinical skills, diagnostic procedures, and appropriate operational functions of dental assisting as defined by state and local regulations and/or licensure requirements.
  • Expose, process, mount, and evaluate diagnostic dental radiographs as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Perform appropriate dental office administrative tasks effectively.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 56,400 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Hybrid
  • Program Length: 10 months
  • Credits: 60

Career Options

  • Oral Surgery Centers
  • Dental Offices
  • Other Oral Care Locations

A.A.S. Degree

After you complete the Dental Assisting Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program. That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree


What You Will Learn

  • Didactic, laboratory and clinical processes.
  • In-depth teachings of common dental procedures.
  • Instruction for dental office administration.
  • Knowledge of chairside assisting and infection control in an oral environment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 11% between 2020 and 2030.2


The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"Being a single mother, I wanted a better life for myself and my daughter. Stautzenberger's instructors were so helpful and made sure I understood everything I was learning. I feel prepared to begin my career and even further my education."

Brianna Motley

2022 Graduate, Dental Assisting