At UEI College, our Dental Assistant program can get you started in a great career where you will be a vital part of the dental office, often handling many phases of a patient’s visit and even assisting the dentist during procedures. You can learn aspects of direct patient care, as well as how to educate patients about their exams or procedures. This is a booming career in need of skilled workers, and our program can help you get started in less than a year.
Dental Assistant Diploma Program Overview
When you enroll in UEI College’s Dental Assistant diploma program, you can be only 8 short months away from a diploma that can help you get started in an exciting and flexible career. You’ll learn how dental offices operate, and in addition to the basics, you’ll gain expertise in:
- Preparing and placing instruments for dental procedures
- Handling patient records
- Prepping dental patients
- Instructing patients in oral healthcare techniques and practices
- Sterilizing and disinfecting dental tools and equipment
- Assisting dentists during dental exams and procedures
Career Outcomes — Dental Assistant Diploma
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics**, this career is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Since dental assisting is expected to be one of the fastest-growing jobs in the healthcare field, the demand for highly trained workers is only going to rise.
After completing the UEI College DA program, you can start a career in a private dental office or dental clinic. Some dental assistants may also hold government jobs at places like government health departments and some assist dental or facial surgeons. Job prospects are excellent, so don’t put off starting your new career any longer.
Contact us today to learn more about our fast, 8-month program that can get you started in a new and caring career.
The Dental Assistant program is available at the following UEI College campuses:
The Dental Assistant program is also available at the following UEI campus: