Program Details: Dental Assistant

 
The Dental Assistant program prepares individuals to provide patient care, conduct dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. The program includes instruction in medical recordkeeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, performing tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice. National Board, Inc. Students will complete the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam prior to clinical internship.
*Note: This is a dual enrollment program. For more information, please visit the Dual Enrollment page.
 
License or Certification Information: Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) (DANB), American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR and AED) Certified, Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate
Career Pathway: Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist, Dental Lab Technician, Dental Hygienist, Dentist in any of the nine dental specialties
 

 

Program Courses and Course Sequence:
  • Intro to Dental Assisting - 2 semesters - 3 credits
  • Dental Assisting I - 1 semester - 1.5 credits
  • Dental Assisting II - 1 semester - 1.5 credits
Pre/Co Requisites:
  • 6 high school credits (required)
  • 2.0 GPA (recommended)
  • Seniors register with successful completion of Intro to Dental Assisting or 1 credit of Biology or 1 credit of Anatomy and Physiology
Length of Program: 2 - 4 semesters
 
College Credit: College credit may be available
 
Technology Requirements: Computer access with Windows OS, Adobe Reader, webcam, microphone and anti-virus protection.
 
ADE Program Standards: https://www.azed.gov/cte/da/
Supply Fees:
Year 1 - estimated supply fee $85
Year 2 - estimated supply fee $150
 
Adult Tuition* Blended Program:
Year 1 - $4,885.00
Year 2 - $4,885.00
(Adult Blended Program students have the option to bypass Year 1 - Intro to Dental Assisting.)

*This program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Affordable payment plans are available. This program is not approved under COE Accreditation and is not eligible for post-secondary credit.
Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday, (daily)

8:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Main Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday (daily)

12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Main Campus

 


 
Program Details

Dental Assistant

Location: Main Campus  

Monday through Friday

8:00 - 10:35 am
or
12:00 - 2:35 pm
 
See Calendar for EVIT school dates

 


 
license/certifications & credits
Radiation Health and Safety
(RHS) (DANB)
American Heart Association
Basic Life Support
(CPR & AED)