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Dental Assistant

31-508-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Rice Lake

Professional. Prepared. Adaptable.

The Dental Assistant program prepares graduates to work with dentists as they examine and treat patients. Dental assistants with documented skills also may carry out a variety of laboratory, clinical, and office duties. Some dental assistants manage the office and are responsible for patient scheduling and bookkeeping functions. Most dental assistants work in general or specialized dental offices, either for individual dentists or for groups of dentists. Some dental assistants may choose to work for insurance companies, dental laboratories, or dental supply companies. The dental assistant also may find employment with federal agencies such as the Veterans' Administration; United States Public Health Services; the Armed Forces; or a state, county or city health facility.

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Students in this program must:

Diverse. Committed. Organized.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Student Profile

Dental Assistant students in the program should:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:

Collegewide outcomes and indicators will also be addressed to develop personal awareness, career effectiveness, and professionalism.

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the one-year Dental Assistant program is approximately $5,500. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.