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.

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2017 - 2018 Program Dates

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

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

  • 8/21/2017 – 3/25/2018 (plus internship)
    Orientation on 8/21/17, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Full-Time/Online Hybrid (M,W 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

  • 1/8/2018 – 7/22/2018 (plus internship)
    Orientation on 1/8/18, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Program Cost

 

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential

Entry-level
Hourly Pay = $16.30
Annual Salary = $33,908

Experienced
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

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