Dental assistants play a key role in the dentist’s office, serving as a friendly face dedicated to making a patient feel comfortable, welcome, and safe. As a dental assistant, you’ll work with a variety of people and provide important preventative health care services. You’ll enjoy a flexible part-time or full-time schedule in an in-demand industry that can set the tone for a patient’s future approach to their health.
Special Application Process
The Dental Assisting Degree Program requires special admissions procedures.
Work in a clinic. As part of your training as a Dental Assisting student, you will get hands-on experience working in the Campus Dental Clinic, providing comfortable, quality dental services to the community.
Advance your training as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). Experienced dental assistants can return for face-to-face evening courses to earn additional licensure to perform more complex dental work, such as coronal polishing and fillings, without supervision. Becoming an EFDA expands the scope of your practice and typically involves an increased salary.