Dental Assisting

 

The Dental Assisting Program offers a challenging career in health care for those who enjoy working directly with people. Students develop skills including chair side procedures, radiology, practice management, patient education, infection control, and laboratory work. Dental Assisting program's theory classes are online while the practical hands-on classes are in the dental lab.

This is a hybrid program, meaning some online activities are substituted for class time.  You may complete online coursework anywhere and anytime you have an internet connection. Your teacher will orient you how to use the online portion of the course and will also be available to provide direct support.

                    

Dental Assisting Program Flyer

Dental Assisting Checklist

Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transfering for Dental Assisting and other Health Science and Administration programs with our HSA Road Map.

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship begins after end date.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a wait list. To be added to a wait list, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time/Online Hybrid (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/20/2018
Orientation on 8/20/2018
from 8:00am
2:00pm 
4/4/2019 (plus internship) T, Th 8:00am–3:00pm Waitlist
1/7/2019
Orientation on 1/7/2019 
from 8:00am
2:00pm
7/22/2019 (plus internship) M, W 8:00am–3:00pm  

 

Program Cost

 

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Dental Assistant 29% 12.05/hr ($25,070/yr)

15.48/hr ($32,200/yr)

19.57/hr ($40,710/yr)

26.07/hr ($54,230/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Dental assistant
  • Front office assistant
  • General support system
  • Hygiene assistant
  • Lab assistant
  • Patient coordinator
  • Sales representative
  • Sterilization technician

 

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Dental clinics
  • Dental insurance companies
  • Dental laboratories
  • Dental offices
  • Dental schools
  • Dental supply and equipment companies

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