DENTAL ASSISTANT

Summary

  • Duration: 10 Months
  • Learn X-ray, clinical, and preventive procedures
  • 170-hour externship in a local dental office
  • Prepare for an Entry-Level Dental Assisting position
  • Dental assistants are in demand
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Dental Assistant

Do you enjoy working with people? UEI’s Dental Assistant program can give you the career training you need to make a difference for patients in a dental office. Learn the skills that can lead you to a new career you can be proud of.

Summary

  • Duration: 10 Months
  • Learn X-ray, clinical, and preventive procedures
  • 170-hour externship in a local dental office
  • Prepare for an Entry-Level Dental Assisting position
  • Dental assistants are in demand

Career Outcomes

With the hands-on training you’ll get in our program, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to be a valuable addition to a dental office from day one. In addition to dental offices, our graduates work in settings such as hospital dental departments, insurance companies, and dental supply manufacturers. The following are some of the entry-level positions you’ll be prepared for:

  • Entry-Level Dental Assisting
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Oral Surgery Assistant
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
 

Campus Locations

At UEI you’ll learn dental assisting in labs designed and equipped to be just like real dental offices. This program prepares students for an entry-level dental assisting position. All of the tools and techniques are the same ones currently used in the industry. The Dental Assistant program is available at the following campuses:

About the Program

In as few as 10 months you’ll learn and practice the key clinical, radiographic (X-ray), and preventive dental procedures that dental offices expect their assistants to know. You’ll be trained in clinical, radiographic and preventive dentistry procedures. At the end of the program you’ll complete 170 hours of on-the-job training in an externship with a local potential employer.

Courses in our Dental Assistant vocational training program include:

Course Title
Dental Science/Medical Emergencies
Chairside Assisting
Radiography
Dental Material
Preventative Dentistry
Dental Specialties
Prosthodontics/Administrative Assistant
Externship