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.

A Look Inside Dental Assistant Program


Looking for a rewarding career where you can help people feel comfortable? At Dallas College, our Dental Assisting Program will help you do just that. As a dental assistant, you'll work closely with a dentist to assist patients at the front desk or chairside.

This includes tasks like preparing work areas for procedures, sterilizing dental instruments, keeping clear records of dental treatments, and taking impressions and processing X-rays.

So why should you choose Dallas College? As a student, you'll have access to our qualified faculty who care about your success. You'll learn dental theory and terminology, the techniques of four-handed chairside procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs or X-rays, and more. You will also spend time assisting and observing in a practicing dental office, effectively preparing you for your career.

For more information, visit our website to begin your Dallas College experience.

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.

How To Search​:

  • ​View the CE schedule.​​
  • Select the semester you wish to register for.
  • Select the prefix of your desired course (example: HRPO).
  • Results for the course numbers, sections and times will be displayed for that semester.​​

Need Help? Submit a ​Career Connected Learning Interest Form


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.