Certified Dental Assistant

Keeping America Smiling

This program is available through North-West College.

An aging Baby Boomer generation with individuals keeping more of their original teeth than earlier generations brings with it the need to maintain and treat those teeth - which means an increase in the demand for dental care.

Dental Assistants work with dentists and other oral health professionals to carry out a number of routine responsibilities in the dental office, freeing up dentists to see more patients and use their time to tackle complex procedures. The demand for well-trained Dental Assistants is greater than ever as more dental offices open to meet the growing need for preventive dental services.

Find out how North-West College can equip you with the skills to become a Dental Assistant and start working alongside dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health care professionals in a dental office, clinic, or other dental health facility.

You may also check out other courses and training programs available at Glendale Career College here. Our campuses are located in Glendale and San Diego — near Burbank, Pasadena, Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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Dental Assistant Course Activities

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from patient care and taking x-rays to record keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work. Graduates of the Dental Assistant program routinely find entry-level positions working in dental offices, clinics and other oral health care facilities.

Dental Assistants typically perform the following tasks:

  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Recording patient history and personal information
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Assisting physicians with patient examinations
  • Prepping instruments for doctors
  • Giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Preparing patient samples for laboratory tests

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