Dental Assistant

Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and

In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

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Classes Starting
December 28th, 2022!

  • Students are trained in clinical, radiographic, and preventative dentistry procedures
  • On the job training via externship with an approved local employer
  • Prepares students for both front office and back office dental assisting

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Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and

In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

calendar icon

Classes Starting
December 28th, 2022!

  • Students are trained in clinical, radiographic, and preventative dentistry procedures
  • On the job training via externship with an approved local employer
  • Prepares students for both front office and back office dental assisting

Dental Assistant Program

FCC’s Dental Assistant Training Program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin a rewarding entry-level dental assisting career. Dental assisting is a career you can be proud of that involves working with dentists to help ensure a positive patient experience while also assisting with administrative duties in a dental office.

The Dental Assistant Course trains students to develop the skills required to perform essential entry-level dental assisting-related tasks upon graduation. We do so with a hybrid mix of both virtual and onsite classes and lab work, allowing students to complete a portion of the program from the comfort of their own homes.

At FCC, we believe that career training cannot be completed by simply sitting in a classroom. For this reason, our students are required to complete a 170-hour externship with a local employer prior to graduating from the program. The externship ensures that students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in the real world, better preparing them to begin a new and rewarding career as dental assistants.

Contact us if you would like to enroll in Florida Career College’s Dental Assistant Program. One of our admissions team members will reach out and provide you with all of the information needed to enroll in the program. The Dental Assisting Program is an excellent option for caring people who like to work with their hands and enjoy being part of a dental team.

Skills You Will Learn

FCC’s Medical Assistant Course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to become entry-level dental assistants. Some of the skills this program provides include:

  • Disinfecting and Sterilizing Dental Equipment
  • Assisting Dentists with Common Dental Procedures
  • Preventative Dentistry and Personal Oral Hygiene
  • Scheduling Appointments and Updating Patient Medical Records
  • Real-World On-the-Job Training

Overall, the program is designed to prepare students for both front-office and back-office dental assisting. Students are taught administrative skills, such as scheduling appointments and maintaining patient medical records and back-office dental assisting, including assisting dentists with common procedures, sterilization needs, and general chairside assisting.

So, if you’re good with people and like working with your hands, you should consider enrolling in FCC’s Dental Assistant Training Program. For more information about the program, contact us, and one of our admissions team members will answer your questions and, when you’re ready, walk you through the application and enrollment process.

Dental Assistant Career Outcomes

Florida Career College’s Dental Assistant Training Course provides students with the knowledge, tools, and techniques they need to perform daily dental assisting duties as part of a rewarding career. Graduates who complete the program are career-ready, meaning they are equipped with all of the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective and valuable entry-level members of a dental office or clinic.

Dental assistants who have completed our program may be equipped to work in dental offices, insurance companies, hospital dental departments, and dental supply manufacturers.

Some of the entry-level positions that you may qualify for upon completion of the program include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Oral Surgery Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant

About This Program

The Dental Assistant Training Program can be completed, and a diploma can be earned in as few as 10 months. Students are trained in preventative, radiographic, and clinical dental procedures and various administrative duties around the clinic during this time.

The program concludes with a 170-hour externship at a local dental clinic where students are able to get on-the-job training, allowing them to practice the skills they’ve learned with a potential future employer.

Upon completing the program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively assist dentists, dental hygienists, and dental office staff.

Course List

Course
Number

Course
Title

DA110

Dental Science/Medical Emergencies

DA120

Chairside Assisting

DA130

Radiography

DA140

Dental Material

DA150

Preventive Dentistry

DA160

Dental Specialties

DA170

Prosthodontics/Administrative Assistant

DA190

Externship

FCC Dental Assistant Training Program - FAQs

Dental assistants are essential contributors within a dental practice’s administrative and clinical teams whose work is meant to improve efficiency and the level of patient care within a clinic. As such, dental assistants often split time between performing front-office tasks like scheduling appointments and updating patient records, back-office and exam-room duties such as exam and procedure prep, equipment sterilization, and chairside assistance. Such efforts require that most successful dental assistants maintain a broad range of medical, administrative, technical, and personal skills.

Resources

How to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you are interested in training to become a Dental Assistant, this guide will provide you with all of the information you need to know about what it takes to become a Dental Assistant in the State of Florida.

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How to Enroll in FCC’s Dental Assistant Program?

If you're interested in Florida Career College's Dental Assistant Program, here are the steps that you need to take to enroll in our Dental Assisting Program. Enroll today and begin training in less than a month!

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How to Start Dental Assisting School?

You can start Dental Assisting School by submitting your information via our online forms or contacting us via phone. As soon as we receive your contact information, we will reach out to you to talk about the program you're interested in and potentially enrolling you for that program.

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Do You Need a Degree To Become a Dental Assistant?

If you want to become a Dental Assistant but don't have a college degree, you might be wondering whether you can become a Dental Assistant. The short answer is that you do not need a college degree to become a Dental Assistant. Learn more about the requirements to become a Dental Assistant.

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What Does a Dental Assistant Program Teach You?

This post will provide you with all of the topics that are typically covered in a Dental Assisting Program, including FCC's Dental Assistant Program.

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How Long Does a Dental Assistant Program Take to Complete?

Curious about how long it will take you to become a Dental Assistant? We are excited to tell you that FCC's Dental Assisting Program can be completed in as few as 10 Months. Learn more how you can earn a Dental Assistant Diploma at FCC.

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Is It Worth It To Become a Dental Assistant?

If you are considering becoming a Dental Assistant, here are a few reasons why you should become a Dental Assistant.

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Do You Need a License to Become a Dental Assistant?

If you want to become a Dental Assistant, you might be wondering whether you need to be licensed to become a Dental Assistant. The short answer is that in most states, you do not need a license to engage in Dental Assisting. Learn more about the requirements to become a Dental Assistant here.

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How to Prepare for Dental Assistant School?

Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself for Dental Assistant School. Learn how you can hit the ground running with these simple and easy to implement tips.

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