As a Dental Assistant you will practice a variety of procedures and techniques in a dental laboratory comparable to a modern dental facility. You will perform basic record maintenance and front office work, dental polishing, assists with the administering of anesthetics, and dental x-ray, among other responsibilities. The variety of subjects our students learn will allow them to rise above the challenges presented by diverse responsibilities in the delivery of dental care. Dental Assistants are often the face of the office and work closely with patients to help them feel comfortable, teach them proper oral health care, and prepare them for their procedure.
What are some Career opportunities?
Dental Assistant work in a variety of health care settings. When you’ve completed our program you may choose to work in facilities such as: • Oral Surgery • Aesthetic Dentistry • Orthodontics • Pediatrics
Opportunities for Advancement?
Upon graduation of the program and 15 months of experience, you will be eligible to apply for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) written and practice test. You will receive a Coronal Polishing certificate from Career Care Institute to submit with the RDA application.
What’s the Career Outlook?
Very good job opportunities are expected. Rapid employment growth is projected in most healthcare industries, with the best job opportunities occurring in nursing care facilities and in home healthcare services.
Program Information Disclosure
Programmatically accredited by the Council on Occupational Education at all three campuses.
O*Net Occupation Titles Soc Code Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net CIP: 51.3999
Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Orthodontic Assistant, Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant
On-time Completion Rate (2010/2011 Award Year)
34 (89%) 26 (70%)
Placement Rate Reported to COE (2010/2011 Award Year)
Median Loan Debt (2010/2011 Award Year)
Title IV HEA Programs: $7,486 $5,640
Private N/A N/A
Current Estimated Tuition and Fees: $13,500
The tuition stated above reflects tuition rates during the reporting year (2010/2011) NOT current tuition. To review the terms and definitions for the chart above, or to see the outcome information for Career Care Institute's other programs, and disclosure information, Click here.
Program Scheduled Completion is fourteen months, this rate is not reflective of the overall completion rate of the program. On-time completion rates can be affected by scheduling changes, failed courses or extended externship hours. During the Reporting Year (2010/2011) student average completion is Seventeen Months.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11
The Dental Assistant program is available at the following campuses:
43770 15th Street West,
Suite 115 Lancaster CA, 93534
Phone: (661) 942-6204
Fax: (661) 942-8130
2151 Alessandro DR, Suite 150
Ventura CA, 93001
Phone: (805) 477-0660
Fax: (805) 477-0659
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Career Care Institute's financial aid staff is ready to help you apply for a financing package that fits your goals and get your financing plan together before your chosen class starts. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For further Financial Aid Consumer Information Click here.
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