Start a Career with Dental Assisting Training at Miller-Motte College in Raleigh
You enjoy working as part of a team. You want to help others have a beautiful smile. You are detail-oriented. If this describes you, Miller-Motte College can help you get your Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting in Raleigh in as little as 18 months.
What Our Dental Assisting Courses Can Offer You
Our school is equipped with skilled instructors who will prepare you for your career after graduation. Both in-class and hands-on learning are important while training to be a Dental Assistant, and both are part of our Dental Assisting program.
In our Dental Assisting program, you’ll take a variety of classes, including:
- Introduction to Dentistry: You will learn the role of Dental Assistants in the field of dentistry and understand both the professional and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. You will also understand your legal responsibilities in addition to receiving an overview of dentistry, such as specialties within the field, the history of dentistry and a preview of dental practice.
- Chairside Dental Assisting I & II: This two-part series of courses will prepare you for the clinical practicum by providing you with an overview of dental procedures, including nutritional counseling for dental patients, dental hygiene, fluoridation, patient and room preparation and taking oral histories.
- Dental Practicum I, II & III: The final practicum at the end of this course will allow you to complete a professional portfolio and finish your training experience in a professional environment. The three-part series of courses will give you practical experience as you learn and develop your skills under the supervision of a dentist in a dental facility such as a clinic, office or hospital.
Miller-Motte College’s Dental Assisting courses will prepare you for your new career by giving you the skills you need. Download our Course Catalog for more information about training we offer in the field of Dental Assisting.
Dental Assistant Training Career Paths
The increase in preventative healthcare means a 25% increase in career opportunities for Dental Assistants by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting gives you the opportunity to work in one of the following careers:
Dental Assistants use their skills and expertise to make sure dental offices and clinics are running smoothly. They schedule appointments for patients, sterilize equipment, process x-rays and assist patients with procedures and cleanings.
Dental Technicians’ attention to detail is a key component of their patients’ experiences. They use molds of patients’ teeth to form specialized items such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Your work will help patients be healthy and feel good about their smile.
Get Started in Miller-Motte College’s Dental Assisting Degree Program
Our Dental Assisting program can help you use your love of helping others in a great career. Start now to get the training you need. Our affordable Dental Assisting program makes it even easier for you to start doing what you love. Click here to request more information or call us today at 800.705.8182.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Dental Assistants,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited August 01, 2015).