Dental Assistant Training

At a Glance

Train for a new career!

This course prepares students to take on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in delivery of quality oral health care. A career in dental assisting offers many challenges and a variety of procedures. Specific tasks may be performed such as assisting with and providing direct patient care, sterilizing instruments, taking impressions and performing office management tasks. This program is a blend of academic and clinical coursework. Upon completion, students will be proficient in dental assisting techniques with emphasis on four-handed dentistry utilization of tray setups for specific general practice and procedures.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Have adequate understanding of basic arithmetic.

Certification is not required in the state of Illinois to become a dental assistant. However, students will be eligible to take the Certified Dental Assistant exam through DANB after working 3,500 approved hours in a dental office.

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