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Dental Assistant Training

Turn your passion into a profession at Blue Cliff College’s dental assistant school! Our Dental Assisting program could help prepare you for a rewarding career in the dentistry world. With training at Blue Cliff College, you could learn the essentials for proper oral care and how to prevent common mouth diseases. Our curriculum is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue entry-level employment as a dental assistant, upon graduation and/or certification. Request information today!

What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

Dental Assistants play an important role in dental healthcare! These vital team members assist the dental surgeon with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Patient care
  • Record keeping
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Billing and payments
  • Cleaning dental instruments
  • Teaching patients proper oral care
  • X-raying patients
  • Setting up exam rooms
  • Preparing dental materials1

These tasks are all examples of the importance a dental assistant brings forth in a medical setting! While attending our dental assistant school, you could learn how to complete these tasks with excellence and provide amazing patient care.

For more information about a career as a Dental Assistant, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9091.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0601.

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Dental Assistant School | Elevate Your Knowledge

Our Dental Assisting training consists of (but is not limited to) learning daily tasks such as instrument sterilization, four-handed dentistry, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception skills. These are all critical skills that could help you stand-out amongst other job applicants if you successfully received your certification!

By enrolling in our Dental Assisting program, you’ll have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in the following subjects:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Dental health and nutrition
  • Oral histology
  • Tooth Form and structure
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Infection control
  • Dental laboratory procedures
  • Radiography
  • Orthodontics
  • Patient care
  • Health care law and regulations (OSHA and HIPPA)
  • General dental office administration management
  • ..and more!

At Blue Cliff College, our dental assisting curriculum is designed with your future in mind. With these classes under your belt, you could be better prepared to tackle the dental assistant world and build a career you could be proud of.

Blue Cliff College Helps Students Receive Valuable Exposure with our Dental Assistant Externship

After all course work is completed for the Dental Assisting program, students can get the chance to gain real-life experiences in our dental assistant externship. Our 210-hour externship gives students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge into practical application in a dental assistant office or clinic. Through this hands-on learning approach, students can refine their skillset and grow in their knowledge learning from experienced dental professionals.

Dental Assistant Training Requirements

The Blue Cliff College curriculum and competencies follow the guidelines issued by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. If you’re a Mississippi student, you will be required by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners to obtain a valid Mississippi Radiology Permit prior to exposing radiographs. Being that our program requires an externship, our students will have to obtain a permit prior. For more information regarding this, please contact the Gulfport campus.

Arkansas students are required by the Arkansas State Board of Examiners to obtain a valid Arkansas Radiology Permit prior to exposing radiographs as well. For more information regarding this, please contact the Fayetteville campus.

We Offer Flexible Career Training!

Do you have a busy schedule and aren’t sure how you will balance dental assistant training with your everyday life? At Blue Cliff College, we offer day and night classes for you to choose from (program times and availability vary by campus). Our intent is to help each student achieve their career goals without abandoning their personal responsibilities. Are you ready to embark on the dental assisting career path? Allow Blue Cliff College to help prepare you for the career of your dreams!

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What Does the Dental Assisting Diploma Program Cost?

At Blue Cliff College, we’re committed to providing quality training while also preparing you to become a dental assistant as soon as possible.

Program availability and times vary by campus.

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

*For a list of books associated with each program, ISBN, and price click here.

Campuses with Dental Assistant Training Programs

Metairie

Main Campus

Gulfport

A Branch of Metairie

Fayetteville

A Branch of Metairie

Dental Assistant Licensing and Accreditation Information

When you are checking out Dental Schools, Make sure you are looking for licensing and accreditation information. Blue Cliff College maintains current certification and accreditation so you know you’re learning skills that are valued in your field. We are:

  • Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Regents
  • Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, License No. C-110.
  • Arkansas Board of Health, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

 

Additional Information:

  1. “Dental Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 Oct. 2019, www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-2.

 

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