- College/University: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 39
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Dental Assistant Diploma program is a one-year evening program for individuals employed in a dental office who wish to become certified and/or licensed dental assistants. As part of a dental team, the dental assistant is an important communication link between the dentist and patient. You will need to interact with a wide variety of patients under sometimes stressful situations. The program will increase your knowledge to work chair-side with the dentist and his or her patients, perform a variety of patient care functions, provide assistance within the business office, and/or complete laboratory duties. To enter the evening program, you must have a minimum of one year of dental office experience and be presently employed in a dental office or have completed the Dental Office Support certificate program. Your coursework will include basic and dental sciences, dental materials, chairside assisting, Radiology, Minnesota expanded functions, and clinical experience. The goal is to ensure you will be an indispensable member of the dental health team. The program's classroom, preclinical and clinical experiences will prepare you to take the Certification Examination offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), the Licensure and Jurisprudence Examinations offered by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Where You Could Work: Public and/or private dental offices, Single or multiple-provider dental clinics, General or specialty dental offices, Dental laboratory, Dental insurance companies, Dental supply companies
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403