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Dental assistants work with dentists to help patients have healthy, beautiful smiles by providing essential oral care. Responsibilities include assisting with dental procedures, keeping records, and scheduling appointments.
You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 9 months to complete our Dental Assistant program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.
2019 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $27,980 or less
2019-29 projected growth*
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited September 22, 2020).
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This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 1 day on campus per week, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.
As a dental assisting student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduating. All-inclusive tuition covers your books, backpack, school scrubs, and dental typodont kit—a working model of the jaw and teeth you’ll use to learn about dental procedures and treatments.
Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. You’ll gain proficiency in communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, emotional intelligence, and career-building competencies. We’ll also help you prepare for credentials if required by your state, which can help you stand out in your job search.
This program covers preventive dentistry, nutrition, dental health, restorative dentistry, dental sciences, dental radiography, and dental specialties such as endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery. You’ll prepare for relative credentialing where applicable.
Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
The hands-on training you’ll receive at Altierus equips you to work a recognized dental assistant. We will meet with you regularly throughout your program to help guide you to your new career. We’ll also prepare you for credentials if required by your state, which can help you stand out in your job search.