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


2016 - 2017 Program Dates

Full-Time (T,Th 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 4/6/2017, plus internship (orientation 8/22/16, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Full-Time (T,Th 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

  • 1/9/2017 – 7/24/2017, plus internship (orientation 1/9/17, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Part-Time (M-Th, 5:30-9:30 p.m.)

  • 10/24/2016 – 5/14/2017  (orientation 10/24/16 5:30-9:30 p.m.)


Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 1,035
  • Total Credit Hours: 42.00
  • Cost per Credit: $131 / $110
  • Additional Fees: $1,008
  • Estimated Program Cost: $6,489 (books may add to your final cost)



Code Course Credits
DEA 101 Dental Terminology 1.00
DEA 126 Infection Control 3.00
DEA 132 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2.00
DEA 123 Dental Materials l 3.00
DEA 120 Introduction to Dental Practices 1.00
DEA 102 Principles of Clinical Practice 3.00
DEA 125 Dental Radiography 3.00
DEA 121 Dental Science I 3.00
DEA 124 Dental Materials II 3.00
DEA 134 Prevention and Nutrition in Dentistry 2.00
DEA 122 Dental Science II 3.00
DEA 131 Advanced Dental Radiography 3.00
DEA 111 Dental Office Management 2.00
DEA 104 Specialties in Dentistry 2.00
HPR 104 Health Career Opt & Readiness 1.00
DEA 181 Clinical Internship I 1.00
DEA 182 Clinical Internship II/Seminar 6.00

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Earning Potential

Hourly Pay = $16.30
Annual Salary = $33,908

Hourly Pay = $21.78
Annual Salary = $45,304


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

Upcoming Related Events

Monday, February 27, 2017
Free Tax Help
Time: 5:30am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Vocational Transitions (Español)
Time: 1:00pm

From our students...

EGTC is the first step in my new career of nursing. It is a quicker program than most so it means I can be working as a CNA that much sooner.

Lisa Maloney
Student, Practical Nurse

From our teachers...

Those wanting to start their own business, this is the field to be in. Our program is very hands on and allows one to work on their craft

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