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Dental Assistant Training

The demand for qualified dental assistants is growing.

The Dental Assistant program is offered in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Forth Worth.

With a career as a dental assistant in Texas, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped someone improve their smile and dental hygiene. Demand for qualified Dental Assistants is growing, The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that Dental Assisting will be one of the fastest-growing occupations over the next 10 years, expecting a growth of 31% from 2010 to 2020.* If you enjoy interacting with people, are detail-oriented, caring, and want to help others, dental assisting may be the career for you!

At The College of Health Care Professions, you will receive high-quality dental assistant training from experienced faculty. With a combination of lectures, labs, and hands-on experience, your training adventure will be anything but boring. After graduation, with all of your experience and qualifications, you will be able to jump right into your new exciting career as a dental assistant with opportunities for advancement.

*May not reflect local or regional job market

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Great Job Opportunities for Dental Assistants

  • Dental Administrative Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Billing Clerk
  • Chair-side Assistant
  • Dental Collection Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist
     

 

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​Dental Assisting Skills You Will Learn

  • Assist Dentists chair side with Patients
  • Dental Radiographs
  • Dental Instrument Sterilization
  • Dental Tray Set-ups
  • Four-handed Dentistry
  • Dental Equipment Maintenance
  • Dental Impressions 
  • Dental Model Trimming
  • Patient Charting
  • Life Skills
     

 

Dental Assistant Training Certificate Courses

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MODULE I            
MSS 100 Master Student / Study Skills 30     30 2.0
PRO 100 Professionalism 15     15 1.0
HIP 100 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 15     15 1.0
MED 100 Medical Terminology 30     30 2.0
APM 100 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 30     30 2.0

MODULE II            
DA 310 Introduction to Dental Assisting 15     15 1.0
DA 311 Ethics/Law and Texas Jurisprudence 30     30 2.0
DA 312 Tooth Morphology and Dental Charting 15 25   40 1.5
DA 313 Preventative Dentistry/Nutrition 15 20   35 1.5

​MODULE III            
DA 314 Anatomy and Physiology (Head and Neck) 20     20 1.0
DA 315 Overview of Radiology 20 80   100 4.0

​MODULE IV            
DA 316 Office Procedures and Resumes 20 25   45 2.0
DA 317 Medical Emergencies and CPR 15 15   30 1.5
DA 318 Disease Transmission/Infectious Diseases and Prevention 20 25   45 2.0

​MODULE V            
DA 319 Dental Materials 20 20   40 2.0
DA 320 Dental Skills and Procedures 20 20   40 2.0
DA 321 Treatment Areas and Instruments/Accessories 20 20   40 2.0

​MODULE VI            
DA 322 Special Populations / Pedodontics / Orthodontics / Restorative / 60 60   120 6.0
  Periodontics/Endodontics/ Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery          

MODULE VII            
DAX  323 Dental Externship     180 180 4.0

  Total Hours/Credits 410 310 180 900 40.5