The Dental Assistant program trains individuals in a broad range of clinical and administrative skills such as preparing patients for dental exams and treatments, performing radiographic procedures, scheduling and appointment procedures, maintenance of dental records, performing basic front office skills, professional communication and public relations skills. Dental Assistants typically work chair side with dentists as they treat patients. Students pay by the module. $692 per module plus $150 Background check and drug screening divided into 6 modules, or $25 additional a module. Required textbooks (3) Uniforms and Scrub Jacket, certification and licensure fees are NOT included.
The median wage is $21.83 an hour statewide.
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2020. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment. Day and evening classes available.
Infection Control/California Dental Practice Act/Basic Life Support…20 hours
Introduction to Dental Assisting….130 hours
Clinical Dentistry and Dental Materials…130 hours
Preventative Dentistry/Dental Health…130 hours
Dental Radiology and Safety…130 hours
Dental Laboratory Procedures…130 hours
Dental Specialties and Administrative Assistant/Dental Billing & Coding…130 hours
Cost For Program- $4,979
Payment is made to ABC Adult School is made when you register for an individual course. For total cost see the Program Cost Section on page 16.
Possible Job Opportunities:
- Dental Assistant
Median Wage: $21.83
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2019. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.
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