Our Dental Science Program for 2025–2026

Program Highlights

  • Provide high quality patient care as an important part of the operatory team in a modern dental environment.
  • Perform a wide range of dental office operations including x-rays, chair side assistance, instrument transfer, and preparation of teeth impressions.
  • Work alongside a dental professional to ensure patients receive outstanding treatment.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the one year course, students have the opportunity to test for DANB coronal polishing, DANB x-ray, CPR, and OSHA healthcare industry certifications.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Clinic Work
  • Dental Instruments
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Dental Terminology
  • Diseases
  • Impressions
  • Internship
  • Legal/Ethical Issue
  • Patient Records
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Operatory Preparation
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • X-rays

Dental Assistant Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $13.44–$20.38
  • Annual: $27,950–$42,390

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist*
  • General Dentistry*
  • Endodontist*
  • Oral Surgeon*
  • Orthdontic Assistant
  • Orthodontist*
  • Periodontist*
  • Prosthodontist*

*with additional education in this field.