Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

What Is Dental Assisting?

Who doesn’t love a great smile? Dental Assistants are a sought after and strong contributing member of the overall dental team. Dental Assistants typically work in a comfortable dental office location in cities, suburbs and smaller towns. Dental assisting involves:
  • Working as part of a team to provide patient care.
  • Processing samples and performing laboratory functions.
  • Collecting billing and insurance information from patients.
  • Advising patients on proper oral hygiene.
  • Performing administrative and other such duties to support the clinic.

Career Services

What Career Options Are Available in Dental Assisting?

What Career Options Are Available in Dental Assisting:
  • Oral Surgery Centers
  • Dental Offices
  • Other Oral Care Locations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 7% between 2019 and 2029.1

What You Will Learn in a Dental Assisting Program

A great way to launch your dental career is through a diploma program. Our diploma can be completed in just 10 months and has been carefully designed to:
  • Provide training in didactic, laboratory and clinical processes.
  • In-depth teachings of common dental procedures.
  • Instruction for dental office administration.
  • Gain knowledge of chairside assisting and infection control in an oral environment.

Why Choose Our College?

For over 155 years, Rockford Career College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length - 10 Months

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After you complete the Dental Assisting Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree

Reference:
1https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9091.00?st=IL&g=Go, retrieved 4/8/21.

The content of the program provides students with didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction in chair-side assisting procedures, infection control, and treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental office setting.  Students will also receive basic training in front office procedures.  In additional to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments.  These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving projects, research papers, and presentations.  A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  

Upon successful completion of the program, students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a dental assisting related field.  

Rockford, Illinois