Vista College

Diploma in Dental Assistant

Becoming a Dental Assistant can put you on the fast track to a fulfilling and rewarding career that will mean a better life and more secure future for you and your family.

In less than one year, our Dental Assistant training program will take you through classroom instruction and real-world practical experience that employers are looking for.

Upon graduation, you will have the latest skills and expertise for a rewarding Dental Assistant career.

Being a Dental Assistant is one of the most important jobs in a dentist’s office.

Upon receiving your Dental Assistant training program diploma, you will be prepared for an exciting and important entry-level position. The dentist will rely on you to:

- Protect patients’ health by ensuring all the dentist’s equipment and instruments are sterile

- Prepare and lay out the dentist’s instruments and materials

- Keep vital patient records accurate and up-to-date

- Work chair-side to assist the dentist and keep the patient comfortable

- Instruct patients on post-treatment care and effective oral hygiene

The certified Dental Assistant program includes instruction in:

  • Dental Sciences
  • Practical Infection Control
  • Dental Materials
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Office Management
  • Dental Procedures

After you complete your prerequisite courses, you will be eligible for an externship in a dental office. Successful externships may lead to a job offer.

Most importantly, being a Dental Assistant is the first step on a career track that could lead you to be a Dental Hygienist.

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