Dental Assistant

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
Dental Assistant - A.A.S. Degree 60 cr. Rosemount
Dental Assistant - Diploma 40 cr. Rosemount

Major Description

This program prepares students for employment in dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant and a Licensed Dental Assistant. Students are trained to expose and process dental x-ray films, master a variety of chairside skills and expanded functions delegated by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry. Students also study ways to control and prevent dental disease. Excellent communication skills are required for patient education.

Professional Affiliations

At minimal cost, students can become student members of important professional organizations such as:

Work Environment

Dental assistants provide direct and indirect patient care working under the supervision of a dentist. Potential work settings include dental practices in both general and specialty offices. Work areas are near the patient in the dental chair to permit efficient assistance to the dentist.

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Academic Advisor

Serena Jones


Jaime Pieper

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