Dental Assisting/Assistant is a program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.
The 2021 average tuition & fees of Dental Assisting/Assistant vocational programs is $14,164. The average amount is computed based on the costs for one(1) year or one but less than two years (1-2) years vocational programs. The average length of the Dental Assisting/Assistant vocation program is 418 contact hours (credit hours) and the average completion time is 8.97 months.