About this Program

Begin your education as a Dental Assistant where you will work closely with, and under the supervision of dentists and dental specialists. You will work in a clean environment usually near the dental chair to assist as needed. With a dental assistant career, you could enjoy a 35-40 hour workweek or you may choose to work part-time with a variable schedule. Attending dental assistant school in Baton Rouge can open a world of new opportunities for you.

Dental Assistants Career Growth

With an anticipated growth rate of 25%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has placed Dental Assistant on its jobs that it expects to see the highest growth in the US between 2012 and 2022.

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Why Dental Assistant Training at MTC?

With an opportunity to learn from instructors who are themselves dental professionals, you will learn in an environment structured to give you the proper exposure to all the technology you will be faced with in the dental workplace.  Short-term programs including a real world experience Externship component and certification in Dental Radiology and CPR, with experience using digital x-ray technology are your building blocks for a career in Dental Assisting.

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What is a Dental Assistant?

Dentists and Dental Specialists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine dental tasks so that their time is used for more complex procedures. This means that job prospects for dental assistants is excellent and is expected to increase much faster than average.

Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties in the dental office.

  • Clinical Skills
    • Prepare and lay out instruments and materials required for each patient
    • Instruct patients on post-operative and general oral health care
    • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment
    • Prepare patients for treatment
    • Provide chairside assistance to the dentist
    • Prepare materials for impressions
    • Take and process dental X-rays
  • Administrative Skills
    • Schedule and confirm appointments
    • Receive patients
    • Obtain patient dental records
    • Dental language skills
    • Dental language skills
    • Order dental supplies and materials
  • Where do Dental Assistants Work?

    Begin your education as a Dental Assistant where you will work closely with, and under the supervision of dentists and dental specialists. You will work in a clean environment usually near the dental chair to assist as needed.

Why Dental Assistant Training at Medical Training College?

  • Learn from instructors who are themselves dental professionals
  • Learn in an environment structured to give you the proper exposure to all the technology you will be faced with in the dental workplace
  • Complete in 7 ½ Months (Day)
  • 4-day school week
Externship – 180 Hours
  • Equivalent of approximately 6 30-40 hour work weeks
  • Real world experience as a Dental Assistant
  • Can become a job reference on your resume
Certifications
  • Certification in Dental Radiology
  • CPR

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