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Dental Assisting

Dental Assistants work in a fast-paced, progressive healthcare profession. The Dental Assisting program addresses all the skills required for students to advance toward a wide range of health career choices. From chair-side dental assisting to dental office management, from exposing and processing dental radiographs, students will learn the skills required by dentists.

A unique aspect of this program is the fully functional dental clinic operating in each school. Students utilize hands-on experience to provide quality dental treatment to local communities. Students prepare patients for treatment, dental materials; provide oral health education, while anticipating the dentist’s needs. Dental assisting students will test for the Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology Exam (DDRT) administered by the Dental Assisting National Board and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Dental Assistants, Dental Laboratory Assistants, Dental Receptionist, Administrative Assistant or Office Manager, Dental Insurance Claims Processor, Public Health Worker

Employment opportunities requiring 2 years of specialized training after high school:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Product Sales Representative, Expanded Functioning Dental Assisting

Employment opportunities requiring 4-year (Bachelors) degree:

  • Candidate for Dental School, Dental Instructor