Program at a Glance
Begin Your Rewarding Career as a Dental Assistant
Earning this certificate prepares you to successfully support dentists in this high-earning field. Make a difference in the lives of patients by providing them with the dental care they need.
Why Choose Germanna
With our curriculum, you will be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination upon program completion. Our dental assisting program is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Career Options in Dental Assisting
- Dental Assistants: Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist including equipment preparation and sterilization, prepare patients for treatment, assist the dentist during treatment, and provide patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures.
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What You'll Learn
- The skills needed for dental assisting
- Dental equipment uses and cleaning
- Oral diseases
- Practice management
- Community dental needs
- How to advance in dental careers
Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.