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Frequently Asked Questions?

How much does a dental assistant make?

The median annual wage for dental assistants is $47,050 per year as of May 2017. For more information, please click here.

What is the job outlook for dental assistants?

There are many opportunities as a dental assistant. According to the U.S. Dept of Labor, because of the rapid employment and substantial replacement needs, there will be good opportunities for assistants nationally.

What is the job description of a dental assistant?

The assistant is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. He/she maintains communication with the dentist, patient and front office staff to ensure that the patient receives satisfactory service and treatment. The dental assistant assists the dentist Chairside during treatment procedures performing all assisting duties. Desired personality: A people person and team player who possesses great Chairside manners. Must be an individual who works well under pressure, respects and follows the hierarchy of command and will respect and follow policies and procedure. Key responsibilities: Assist the dentist at the chair while he/she is engaged in any treatment of the patient. Must anticipate dentist's needs and prepare for next step. Ensure all OSHA policies and procedures are followed. Maintain proper patient treatment records. Give pre and post operative instructions-within the limits designated by the dentist.

How long does the program take?

You can finish our Dental Assistant School within 8 weeks.

What is the typical workday for a dental assistant?

Many dental assistants will tell you that there is no typical day because every day brings something different. Depending on where you work, you may perform many tasks including providing care to patients, setting up for dental procedures and running the front office. The dentist you work for will determine which responsibilities to assign you. In addition to your duties as a dental assistant, you will also treat and work with many people in your practice.

What are the job prospects after completion of this course?

As long as there are dentists, there will continue to be a need for qualified dental assistants. There are many opportunities for entry-level positions, but some dentists prefer to hire experienced assistants.

More Questions

still have some unanswered questions?

Most students have no experience in the field of Dental Assisting. You are only expected to give it your best, study well, learn and have fun.

A background check may be required by employer.

Yes. You can pay in full or arrange a payment plan. We also offer financial assistance.

Yes. We are fully accredited.

All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels his/her enrollment prior to the second week of class with the exception of the $50.00 registration fee.