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Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Program

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Train for Exciting Dental Assisting Careers at Miller-Motte

Our Dental Assisting programs prepare graduates to pursue entry-level careers in 18 months or less. We train our students to properly handle dental materials, take and read x-rays, schedule appointments, and more. Students are also prepared to properly dispose of hazardous materials as well as decontaminate and sterilize workspaces.

Students can develop their chair-side manner and refine their skills through hands-on labs and practicums.

Our three Dental Assisting program tracks include a diploma track, degree track, and degree completion track. Our degree completion track is only available for graduates of our Dental Assisting diploma program. Credits earned from the Dental Assisting diploma program are counted towards the degree completion program.

Program learning mode and award type vary by location.

Diploma Track – Hybrid – Chattanooga, TN; Tulsa, OK
68 credit hours, 15 months

Degree Track – Hybrid – Raleigh, NC;

Degree Completion Track – Online through Chattanooga, TN campus
4 months

Skills You'll Cover in the dental assisting Program

Review the history of and terminology for head, neck, and oral cavity structures. Familiarize yourself with how teeth are formed, how they are arranged, how they are categorized, and more.

Train for your CPR and First Aid certifications. Review common drugs used in dentistry, their intended use, potential side effects, and how they interact with each other.

Analyze the properties and structure of impression materials, restorative materials, whitening trays, and other commonly used dental materials. Familiarize yourself with the proper procedures to store, handle, and use these materials. 

Practice reading dental charts, preparing rooms and patients for upcoming appointments, educating patients on oral hygiene, and more. Expand your knowledge on dentistry tools and materials in preparation for your upcoming externship.

Gain exposure to principles and procedures relating to dental radiology. Practice taking and examining X-rays to examine the state of a patient’s oral health.

Familiarize yourself with administrative tasks such as record keeping, appointment scheduling, navigating work systems, and more.

Practice building databases, scheduling appointments, entering patient payments, and more. Train to assist dentists, hygienists, and front-end office staff with capturing or updating patient information.

Become familiar with basic microbiology concepts and their impact on infection control and hazardous waste management. You will be exposed to the proper procedures for decontaminating and sterilizing your workspace to protect the health of you, your coworkers, and patients.

Enroll in A Dental Assisting Program Near You

Online

*The Dental Assisting program is offered online through the Miller-Motte Chattanooga Campus located at 6397 Lee Highway Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

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

*Miller-Motte cannot guarantee employment or salary.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Technician

Ready To Get Started?

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

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 is ready to help.

Information within this blog is for general information purposes only. Miller-Motte does not assume or guarantee certification/licensures, specific job/career positions, income earning potential or salary expectations based on the programs offered at Miller-Motte. Career and program information statements in this blog do not guarantee that programs or other information mentioned are offered at Miller-Motte.