Dental Assistant Career Major - Overview

Dental Assistant

dental assistant
Campus
Metro Career Academy
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1150 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:45am-2:20pm
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,875.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$7,475.00
Book Costs:
$705.00
Supplies Costs:
$1,562.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$13/hr

Students in this major will learn how to perform patient care, front office and laboratory duties for the dental office. They will practice infection control, use dental materials, perform dental charting and chairside functions. The major includes clinical training at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and various private dental practices in the metropolitan area.

Career Major Length
1150.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Academic Life Skills
15.00
Foundations of Dental Assisting
55.00
Biomedical Sciences for the Dental Assistant
75.00
Dental Sciences for the Dental Assistant
195.00
Advanced Chairside Functions
26.00
Dental Radiography
60.00
Clinical Sciences for the Dental Assistant
388.00
Clinical Practice for the Dental Assistant
336.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • The ability to get along with others
  • The ability to stand for long periods
  • Mental alertness
  • Flexibility
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Manual/finger dexterity
  • Dependability
  • The ability to think quickly

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years old
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)

Certifications Available

Industry Accreditations

  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation