Dental Assisting

About

This Dental Assisting program prepares students to become members of a health care team in a dental setting. The course includes theory with demonstrations and classroom instruction. Students receive supervised experience performing procedures using study models, mannequins, and other simulated methods. Students are required to complete three months of supervised experience in a clinical setting—assisting procedures on dental patients in a dental office.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,934.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Assistant1296Diploma

The Dental Assisting program requires the HESI entrance exam. 
Minimum scores are 70 for Reading Comprehenson and 50 for Math.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019

Job Duties

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,450

Current job openings per year: 820

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Professional Orientation
Anatomy & Physiology
Dental Anatomy
Head & Neck
Embryology & Histology
Micro & Sterilization
Pathology
Oral Diagnosis
Prevention & Nutrition
Office Emergencies
Pharmacology
Operative I
Psychology & Communication
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Dental Materials I
Dental Materials II
Radiology I
Radiology II
Operative II
Operative III
Ethics & Jurisprudence
Prosthodontics
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Practice Management
Clinical Externship
Radiology III
Endodontics
Periodontics
Orthodontics
Oral Surgery
Pedodontics

Instructors

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