Entry-Level Dental Assistant Jobs Include:
- Dental Assistant
- Sterilization Technician
- Front Office Dental Assistant
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.
We understand you don’t want to spend years in the classroom. That’s why our hands-on training is designed for quick workplace entry. It only takes 9 months to complete our Dental Assistant program so you can make a change and prepare to begin your new career.
At Altierus, we’re here to help you build a strong foundation for success. Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
Our Dental Assistant program prepares you to take professional certification exams, which can help improve your employability and your earnings potential. These industry-recognized credentials can help you stand-out in your job search.
Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams:
Gain vital skills for a career in the dental field.
Learn how to maintain radiation safety while obtaining the best possible diagnostic quality on dental radiographs.
This module focuses on orthodontics as a specialty as well as dental anatomy and general human anatomy.
This module includes the specialty area of periodontics with an emphasis in preventive dentistry and nutrition.
Receive hands-on training in taking impressions and constructing study and master casts.
Study skills performed by the dental assistant in the specialty areas of Dental Implants, Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pedodontics.
"At Altierus, I learned how to work with patients and how to do specific procedures. Every module and class had a purpose. Each of them prepared me for things I encounter daily. I love what I do and Altierus made it possible for me."
Whitney Boyd, Dental Assistant
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Altierus is here to support you at every step so that you can pursue a new career. That’s why here, you’ll be welcomed into a community that knows your name and cares about who you are. And more importantly, knows how far you can go.
Your experience includes preparation for life after graduation. Receive opportunities for mentorships and job shadowing with our industry partners, as well as resume advising and interview preparation from our career service representatives.
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Altierus financial aid representative today. Scholarships and grants may also be available to help cover the cost of tuition.
While certification may not be required to practice the profession, certification gives you a competitive edge among other job applicants. We aim to provide students with the tools they need to reach their full potential which is why we include certification exam preparation and fees at no additional cost to you.
As a non-profit career college, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.
* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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.