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About Dental Assistants

Dental Assisting is a great entry into the field of Dentistry through a unique and rewarding career. You will work alongside dentists and dental hygienists in a dental office. Your role in the office is extremely vital in the flow of the day. Patients rely on the assistant to reassure them by being knowledgeable in their job.

  • Care for patients and prep for dental procedures
  • Take and expose radiographs associated with dentistry
  • Sterilize treatment rooms, instruments, and other work areas
  • Keep records correctly and up to date
  • Take vital signs and assist in medical emergencies
  • Instruct patients in home care and post-operative instructions
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models and pour stone models

Career Opportunities for Dental Assistants

Employment for Dental Assistants has a bright outlook across the nation and in Alabama. Dental Assistants earn an average of $33,020 annually and there is a projected 10% rate of growth in job openings from 2010 to 2028, equating to 470 new dental assistants.

Class Information

15 Weeks Classes meet: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm- 9:00pm

Location: Jasper Campus

Externship: 16 hours during course of program

Prerequisites: • High School Diploma or GED • $1400 • WIOA approved

For more information contact

Ronda Sherer Henson, CDA, RDH Dental Assisting Instructor

Bonnie Barton, RN, BSN CNA/Dental Assisting Coordinator - 800.648.3271 ext. 5941