Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Program

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Apply for the Dental Assisting Program at Miller-Motte College Today

Miller-Motte College’s Dental Assisting program helps prepare you to pursue a career within dentistry. This program allows you to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting at our North Carolina campuses or a diploma at our Tennessee campus in a flexible environment that combines in-classroom learning with hands-on experience. Enrollment is on a rolling basis with classes beginning every 5 to 10 weeks depending on location, and you can be finished with your Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting in as little as 18 months or your diploma in as little as 15 months.

This program offers Dental Assistant courses taught by industry experienced and professional instructors who understand the importance of both knowledge and practical experience. They will assist you in developing new skills that will help you feel confident to enter the workforce upon graduation. Along with classroom education, in-person students at Miller-Motte will get the opportunity to participate in a practicum where they will get hands-on training in a workplace environment to strengthen their skills.

 

Diploma: 68 Credit Hours, 15 Months. Chattanooga, TN

Associate of Applied Science: 92 Credit Hours, 18 Months. Raleigh and Wilmington, NC.

Skills You'll Cover in the Dental Assistant Courses in This Program
  • Dental Science & Terminology
  • Dental Pharmacology & Emergencies
  • Dental Materials
  • Chair-Side Dental Assisting

  • Dental Radiology
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Computerized Dental Systems
  • Dental Infection Control
  • Document Processing

What Can I Do With a Diploma or An Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting?

People who graduate from the Miller-Motte College Dental Assisting program have the opportunity to pursue entry-level careers within the dental industry.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Technician

Ready To Get Started?

Start learning with the Dental Assisting Program at Miller-Motte College and get on your way to the health services career you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make Miller-Motte College a great place for you to pursue your diploma or degree in Dental Assisting. Talk to an admissions representative today.

Dental Assisting Outlook

Dental Assisting allows you to explore multiple career paths within dentistry. Miller-Motte College helps prepare you to understand how the dental industry works, and helps prepare you with a variety of skills to pursue your career in Dental Assisting.

How is the Career Outlook for Dental Assisting?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you can expect Dental Assistant job openings to increase by 7% by the year 2029. They predict that as the large baby-boom population continues to age, the need to maintain and treat teeth will increase, leading to a higher demand for dental assistants and technicians. They also predict that as we continue to learn more about the links between oral health and general health, there will be added demand for preventative dental care.

*MMC cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different.
*The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,940, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $58,930.
*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm

Job Outlook

Above Average*

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Median Annual Wage

$41,180*

Apply for the Dental Assistant Program Today to Take The First Step Toward Your Next Career

If you want a great career in a professional setting helping people look and feel their best, then the Dental Assisting Program may be a great fit for you. We’re ready to help you get an education for the future you want. If you are ready to take the next step on your new journey in vocational or skills-based education, Miller-Motte College is ready to help.