Dental Assistant

Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and

In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

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Classes Starting
September 28th, 2022!

  • Students are trained in clinical, radiographic, and preventative dentistry procedures
  • On the job training via externship with an approved local employer
  • Prepares students for both front office and back office dental assisting

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Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and

In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

calendar icon

Classes Starting
September 28th, 2022!

  • Students are trained in clinical, radiographic, and preventative dentistry procedures
  • On the job training via externship with an approved local employer
  • Prepares students for both front office and back office dental assisting

Dental Assistant Training Program

UEI College’s Dental Assistant Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and training they need for a rewarding career as entry-level dental assistants. A career as a dental assistant involves helping dentists, dental hygienists, and other professionals care for patients. The duty of dental assistants is to ensure that patients have a smooth and positive experience while at a dentist’s office.

The Dental Assistant Training Course at UEI provides students with the knowledge and training they need to perform the essential job duties required for a career as a dental assistant. UEI’s course is hybrid, meaning students learn via a mix of online classes, onsite classes and labs, and an externship at a local clinic. The 170-hour externship provides students with on-the-job training, preparing them for situations they will encounter upon graduation in the real world.

If becoming a dental assistant sounds interesting to you, consider enrolling in UEI’s Dental Assistant Program. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on job training that you need to become a successful dental assistant. The great thing about our program is that it can be completed, and you can earn your diploma in as few as 10 months, placing you on the fast track to becoming an entry-level dental assistant.

Skills You Will Learn

UEI’s Medical Assistant Technician Training Program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills, and training they need for a career as a dental assistant. Some of the skills and training our program provides includes the following:

  • Disinfecting and Sterilizing Dental Equipment
  • Assisting Dentists with Common Dental Procedures
  • Preventative Dentistry and Personal Oral Hygiene
  • Scheduling Appointments and Updating Patient Medical Records
  • Real-World On-the-Job Training

Overall, the program prepares students for both front-office administrative dental assisting and back-office clinical dental assisting. Administrative skills that are covered by the program include scheduling appointments and maintaining patient medical records. Back office clinical dental assisting skills covered by the program include assisting dentists with common procedures, such as fillings, root canals, extractions, cleanings, and general chairside assisting.

If you’re interested in becoming a dental assistant and you’re good with your hands and working with people, consider enrolling in UEI’s Dental Assistant Training Program. Contact us, and one of our admissions team members will walk you through the application and enrollment process.

Dental Assistant Career Outcomes

UEI’s Dental Assistant Program provides students with the knowledge, tools, and techniques they need to perform the daily duties involved with dental assisting. Graduates of the program are career-ready, meaning they have the knowledge and entry-level skills to provide assistance to dentists, hygienists, and other dental team members, making them valuable members of a dental office or clinic.

Dental Assistants who graduate from UEI will be well-equipped to work in dental offices or clinics, insurance companies, hospital dental departments, and dental supply manufacturers. Some of the positions that you may qualify for upon graduating from the program include the following:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Oral Surgery Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant

About This Program

Obtaining an education to become a dental assistant will open the doors to a rewarding career where you will be able to help others by assisting dentists and dental hygienists improve patients' oral health.

The great thing about UEI’s program is that it can be completed, and you can earn your diploma in as few as 10 months, placing you on the fast track to a rewarding career in healthcare.

The program trains students in preventative, radiographic, and clinical dental procedures and administrative duties typically performed in a dental clinic.

Before completion of the program and graduation, students are required to complete a 170-hour externship where they will put the knowledge and skills they’ve learned to work. Real-world job training prepares students for scenarios they’ll encounter in the real world, allowing them to assist dentists, dental hygienists, and other members of a dental clinic from day one.

Course List

Course
Number

Course
Title

DA 110

Dental Science/Medical Emergencies

DA 120

Chairside Assisting

DA 130

Radiography

DA 140

Dental Material

DA 150

Preventative Dentistry

DA 160

Dental Specialties

DA 170

Prosthodontics/Administrative Assistant

DA 190

Externship

UEI Dental Assistant Program - FAQs

Dental assistants are instrumental to the proper and efficient functioning of dental offices and clinics. As the name suggests, dental assistants assist dentists with front office tasks such as welcoming patients to the clinic, scheduling appointments and updating patient medical records. Dental assistants also offer back office support for dentists, including preparing exam rooms, preparing and sterilizing tools, and offering dentists chairside assistance with common procedures such as fillings, extractions, root canals, cleanings, etc. For dental assistants to be successful, they must possess a broad range of skills that include medical, administrative, technical, and personal skills.

Resources

How to Become a Dental Assistant? (Complete Guide)

Dental assistants are a vital part of a dental office, performing both administrative and clinical tasks. This important role helps the entire office run more efficiently. Dental assistants may be responsible for greetings patients and helping them feel comfortable before the exam, or they may be assisting chairside, ensuring the exam runs smoothly. UEI College’s…

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