Dental Assisting

​​​​​​​​​Our program is designed to prepare you to function effectively
as an integral member of a dental health care team.

The program is stimulating, fast-paced instruction that relies heavily on student participation. The course provides classroom instruction and basic clinical a​ssisting skills. During your training, you will learn dental theory and terminolo​gy, the techniques of four-handed chairside procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs or X-rays – including introduction to digital and panoramic radiology.

Instruction covers infection control standards, obtaining impressions of the oral cavity for the fabrication of study models and custom trays used for vital bleaching procedures, preparing dental material and fabrication of provisional coverage.

Students spend time assisting and observing in a practicing dental office.

​​The dental assisting program prepares students for the Texas certification in radiology, infection control and jurisprudence. The Dallas College D​​ental Assistant Program is an Approved CE course provider by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Dental Assistant (CE Skills Award)

Courses Required:

  • DNTA 1015 - Chairside Assisting
  • DNTA 1060 - Clinical Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant Program begins each Fall and Spring semester.​

​​Important: Check the CE schedule​ to verify if and when the class is currently being offered.

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HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

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Looking to earn more? A career in dental assisting can start you on the path to a great career in health care.