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Dental Assistant

In as little as 10 weeks you can start your new career in dental assisting.  Learn all the aspects of the trade through hands on practice, course books and video instruction.  Become a productive member of your dental team in either a clinical or administrative role.  There are many things that make dental assisting a desirable profession;  A respectable salary, a high level of demand in our community and job security, even during a changing economy.    These make dental assisting a great occupation to pursue. 

What is a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants perform a wide range of duties in their position.  They can have both administrative and clinical responsibilities. Some of those tasks include: 

  • Prepare the patient for their dental exam or procedure

  • Take and process x-rays

  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments

  • Record patient treatment information

  • Document medical and dental health histories. 

  • Instruct and educate patients on oral hygiene

  • Order dental supplies and schedule appointments. 

FUTURE OF DENTAL ASSISTANTS

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited April 14, 2021).

The demand for dental assistants is projected to increase by 18% through the year 2024, which is much faster than average.  Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for overall preventative dentistry. 

About Dental Assisting

OUR PROGRAM OFFERS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Each student must have a high school diploma or GED Equivalent.  Hepatitis B immunization, Application fee of $50, plus tuition of $3700
HANDS ON

We insure each student will be trained with the equipment and  instruments that would be used in the dental workplace. 

ASPECTS OF DENTISTRY

 

Learn about all aspects of dentistry, from traditional to modern.  Your vast knowledge will be an asset to any type of office.

MATERIALS INCLUDED

Textbook and all study materials included in tuition. (Value $150)  

Tuition Payment Plan Available. 

COURSE COMPLETION SKILLS

 

At the end of this course you will have a skill set of taking & processing X Rays, placing fissure sealants, coronal polishing, impressions / pouring models, infection control, instrument passing, anatomy terminology & more. 

CAMPUS INFORMATION

 

At Laurel Institute we provide a dedicated classroom facility combined with actual dental treatment rooms and lab all in one location. 

Our Services

                                    Financing Options

We have partnered with Meritize to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. Check your loan options in minutes without impacting your credit score 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our Instructors
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Dr. Robert M. Judd, DDS

 DDS since 1983

 Registered Pharmacist Since 1975

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Amber Schindler

Dental Assistant / Instructor

15 years Experience 

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