Dental Assistant Program

Program Overview

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Graduate in as few as 10 Months

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Online and

In-class Learning

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Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

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Classes Starting
June 26th, 2024

  • 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

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Graduate in as few as 10 Months

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Online and

In-class Learning

education-logo

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

calendar icon

Classes Starting
June 26th, 2024

  • 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 you with the knowledge, skills, and training you need for a rewarding career as an entry-level dental assistant.

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 Classes at UEI will provide you with the knowledge and training you will need to perform the essential job duties required for a career as a dental assistant.

UEI’s Dental Assisting School offers the program in hybrid mode, meaning you will learn via a mix of online classes, onsite labs, and an externship at a local clinic. The externship provides you with on-the-job training, preparing you for situations you 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 you can earn a Medical Assistant Diploma in as few as 10 months!

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Skills You Will Learn

UEI’s Dental 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.

As a graduate of the program, you may qualify for the following positions:

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

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

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How to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you are interested in training to become a Dental Assistant, this guide will provide you with all of the information you need to know about what it takes to become a Dental Assistant.

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Do You Need a Degree to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you want to become a Dental Assistant but don't have a college degree, you might be wondering whether you can become a Dental Assistant. The short answer is that you do not need a college degree to become a Dental Assistant. Learn more about the requirements to become a Dental Assistant.

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How to Start Dental Assisting School?

You can start Dental Assisting School by submitting your information via our online forms or contacting us via phone. As soon as we receive your contact information, we will reach out to you to talk about the program you're interested in and potentially enrolling you for that program.

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Are Dental Assistants Allowed to Clean Teeth?

Dental Assistant are not allowed to perform cleanings on patients' teeth because they are not trained to perform such a task. Learn more about what dental assistants can do here.

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What Do Dental Assistants Wear?

Learn all that you need to know about what Dental Assistants wear to work and school. Also, explore how dental assistants should conduct themselves in a dental office.

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How Long Does Dental Assistant Training Take?

Curious about how long it will take you to become a Dental Assistant? We are excited to tell you that UEI College's Dental Assisting Program can be completed in as few as 10 Months. Learn more how you can earn a Dental Assistant Diploma at UEI College in under a year.

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Do You Need Training to Become a Dental Assistant?

Although completing a dental assisting program is not required to become a dental assistant, very few dentists will offer to train you on the job. Dentists want people who have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job. This is where dental assistant training programs come in.

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Is It Worth It to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you are considering becoming a Dental Assistant, here are a few reasons why you should become a Dental Assistant.

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Do You Need a License to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you want to become a Dental Assistant, you might be wondering whether you need to be licensed to become a Dental Assistant. The short answer is that in most states, you do not need a license to engage in Dental Assisting. Learn more about the requirements to become a Dental Assistant here.

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Can Dental Assistants Give Anesthesia?

Dental Assistants are not permitted, nor are they qualified to give patients anesthesia. However, they can provide chairside dental assisting.

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How to Prepare for Dental Assistant School?

Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself for Dental Assistant School. Learn how you can hit the ground running with these simple and easy-to-implement tips.

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