Next Start Date:
May 6, 2019
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2017 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $26,170 or less
2016-26 projected growth*
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited March 08, 2019).
As a dental assistant, you’ll have the chance to put patients at ease and bring out their confidence by giving them a healthy smile. You’ll be responsible for essential tasks such as patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping, and scheduling appointments.
This program covers preventive dentistry, nutrition, dental health, restorative dentistry, dental sciences, dental radiography, and dental specialties such as endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery. As a student, you will prepare for relevant credentialing where applicable.
The hands-on training you’ll receive at Altierus equips you to work a recognized dental assistant.
You’ll get the feel of what it’s like to work in a real dental office as you practice hands-on training for a career as a dental assistant. Train with modern tools and technology in a lab that simulates working in a functioning dental office and clinic.
Lab equipment includes professional tools such as:
Course software includes:
The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:
The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.
This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.
Many of our programs feature a blend of online and on-campus learning.* This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Learn on your own time online and then make the most of your time with your instructor on campus doing hands-on work and asking questions instead of listening to lectures.
*Blended version of this program not available in Tampa.
This module covers the specialty area of periodontics with an emphasis in preventive dentistry and nutrition. Diet and nutrition will be discussed highlighting on how it is related to dental caries and periodontal disease with attention to patient education.
This module introduces you to chair-side assisting duties and techniques practiced in general dentistry with emphasis on four-handed dentistry during restorative procedures. You’ll practice required skills such as dental dam placement, placement, wedging and removal of Tofflemire retainers.
In this module the area of the dental sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a specialty and dental pharmacology are studied. Theory and common clinical procedures of the specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are presented and demonstrated on dental manikins.
This module covers the specialty area of prosthodontics in conjunction with dental materials. Prosthodontics will focus on fixed and removable prosthodontics including dental implants and latest advances in technology related to prosthodontics such as CAD/CAM.
In this module the body systems, head and neck anatomy, physiology and the dental specialties of Endodontics and Orthodontics are studied. The dental specialties of Endodontics and Orthodontics and their scope of practice and educational levels will be introduced.
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic anatomy of the head and teeth in order to be familiarized with the anatomical structures involved in taking successful radiographs. Radiation protection and the hazards of x-ray radiation are covered.
"I'm proud to be graduating as a family. We did it together, we all came in together, we're leaving together. It's a proud moment."
Kenaya H., 2018 Dental Assistant Graduate
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Thornton Program Disclosures .
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tampa Program Disclosures .
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Norcross Program Disclosures .
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Houston Bissonnet Program Disclosures .