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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 or Oklahoma 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; Tulsa, OK.

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

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.

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.

*MMC cannot guarantee employment or salary.

  • 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 training 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.

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.